Orrington Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, ME  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 1 December 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson and from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the town of Orrington include:
East Orrington
Goodale’s Corner
North Orrington
Orrington (2)
Orrington Center
South Orrington



Goodale’s Corner

1856 August 25:
   Goodale’s Corner post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1898 December 8:
   The circular postmark is 28 mm in diameter.
      
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1903 December 14:
   Goodale’s Corner post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


North Orrington

1873 August 15:
   North Orrington post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1878 March 10:
   The circular postmark is 28 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1906 March 14:
   North Orrington post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Orrington (2)

1812 June 1:
   Orrington (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 June 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      
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1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

2020:
   Orrington (2) post office. 726 River Road; Orrington, Maine 04474. Lat./Long.: N 44°43′41″ x W 68°49′38″.
      
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today:
   Orrington (2) post office is still in operation.


South Orrington

1829 February 4:
   South Orrington post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

date?:
   South Orrington post office.
      
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date?:
   South Orrington post office.
         
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1934 January 10:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1959 February 28:
   South Orrington post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)