Belfast
Waldo County, Maine

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

(updated 17 Apri 2019)


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



Postmarks from the city of Belfast include:
Belfast
City Point
Poor’s Mills


Belfast


1794 October 1:
   Belfast post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

year? March 20:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1852:
   Postmaster: Charles Giles. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

year? October 23?:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

1879 August 5: [year determined from contents]
   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.
         

date?:
   Precanceled cover.
      

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.
      

1955 October:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Belfast post office remains in operation.