Searsmont Postal History
Waldo County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 23 September 2020 2020)


Thank you for the contributions to the page from James Husson and from the Strout Family Collection.

Postmarks from the town of Searsmont include:
East Searsmont
Moody Mountain
Moody Mountain
Searsmont
West Searsmont



Searsmont


1820 September 1:
   Searsmont post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1940 March 12:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle approximately 19 mm.
      
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1950 February 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are a little under 6 mm on center.
      
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date?:
   Searsmont post office.
      
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2020:
   Searsmont post office. 49 Main Street; Searsmont, Maine 04973. Lat./Long.: N 44°21′38″ x W 69°11′25″
      
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today:
   Searsmont post office is still in operation.


West Searsmont


1873 December 22:
   West Searsmont post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1893 January 11:
   West Searsmont post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1898 April 6:
   West Searsmont post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1901 April 5:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      
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1913 November 13:
   West Searsmont post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)