Waldo County, Maine
a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
(updated 7 March 2019)
Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.
Postmarks from the city of Belfast include:
1794 October 1:
Belfast post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)
Postmaster: Charles Giles. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)
1879 August 5: [year determined from enclosed letter]
The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
1887 October 29 through 1889 April 23:
The circular postmark is 26–28 mm in diameter.
1895 November [30?] through 1896 November 2:
The circular postmark is 27–29 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the circle is 32–33 mm tall.
1950 March 18:
The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the circle is approximately 32 mm tall and 12(?) mm wide.
The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
Belfast post office remains in operation.