Blanchard Township
Piscataquis County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 16 April 2019)


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



During the history of Blanchard Township. there have been two post offices.

Briefly, the history of these post office is as follows:
1. Blanchard post office opened on 20 February 1832 and closed on 30 June 1955.
2. North Blanchard post office opened on 18 July 1900 and closed on 15 February 1919.


In 1914, there were two post offices in what is now Blanchard Township: Blanchard and North Blanchard. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from Blanchard Township include:
Blanchard
North Blanchard



Blanchard



1832 February 20:
   Blanchard post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1838 March 10:
   Manuscript postmark (letter)
      
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1955 June 30:
   Blanchard post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)