Caratunk
Somerset County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, ME  04653
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748

(updated 24 November 2017)


Postmarks from the town of Caratunk include:
Caratunk
Pleasant Pond (2)



Caratunk


1831 December 24:
   Caratunk post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: Peter Spaulding. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1898 J[uly?] 13:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter. Note the spelling of Carritunk. The received date on the back of the cover (see image below right) suggests that the cancellation date was 13 July 1898, the latest known use of the Carritunk spelling.
         

1933 May 3:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Caratunk post office is still in operation.



Pleasant Pond (2)


1915 February 10:
   Pleasant Pond (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 January 7:
   The circular postmark is 30–32 mm in diameter.
      

1938 October 15:
   Pleasant Pond (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)