Somerset County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 - 207-266-5748

(updated 17 July 2014)

Postmarks from the town of Athens include:
East Athens
West Athens


1819 January 9:
   Athens post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

   Postmaster: L. D. P. Palmer. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1933 October 2:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center. Unlike the bars on later cancellations, these bars are even with each other at both their left and their right ends.

1949 December 30:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.

   Athens post office is still in operation.