Washington County, Maine
a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
(updated 11 January 2019)
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During the history of the town of Beals, there has been only one post office.
Briefly, the history of this post office is as follows:
1. Beals post office was established on 24 May 1902 and is still operating.
In 1914, there was only one post office in Beals: Beals. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
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Postmarks from the town of Beals include:
1902 May 24:
Beals post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)
1945 February 23 through 1950 March 9:
The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
Beals post office is still in operation.