Somerset County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 3 March 2019)

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

Postmarks from the town of Canaan include:
Canaan (1)
Canaan (2)
Canaan (3)
Canaan (4)
East Canaan

Canaan (4)

1823 May 31:
   Canaan (4) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1888 November 19: [year determined from contents]
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.

1894 March 29 through 1895 April 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.

1936 August 22 through 1943 December 14:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.

   Canaan (4) post office is still in operation.