Orono Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine
a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine 04221
(updated 6 February 2020)
Thank you for the contributions to this page from Marc Hasselbrack and from the Strout family collection.
Postmarks from the town of Orono include:
Orono Sta. No. 1
1819 November 1:
Orono post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)
1843 October 10:
The circular postmark is […] mm in diameter. (letter)
year? June 26:
The circular postmark is […] mm in diameter.
1893 October 21: [year determined from reverse]
The circular postmark is 22–23 mm in diameter.
1938 March 15 through 1947 January 21:
The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
1939 December 5:
The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
Orono post office is still in operation.