Monson Postal History
Piscataquis County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221

(updated 8 May 2019)

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

Postmarks from the town of Monson include:


1824 April 3:
   Monson post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852 June 28:
   The outer circle of the postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter; the inner, approximately 20 mm in diameter. (letter)

1859 May 31:
   Manuscript postmark. (page 1a; page 1b; page 2a; page 2b; page 3)

1895 August 14:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.

1934 April 20 through 1941 March 19:
   The circular postmark is 21–23 mm in diameter.

1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.

1948 November 23 through 1950 May 9:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.

   Monson post office is still in operation.