Calais
Washington County, Maine

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

(updated 3 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Calais include:
Calais
Milltown
Milltown Sta. Calais
Milltown CPO Calais
Red Beach
Red Beach Ind. Rur. Sta. Robbinston Schoodick Falls



Calais


1809 July 1:
   Calais post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1889 October 21 through 1895 December 2:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
         

1905 August 13:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

1965 May 7:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter; the inner, 13–15 mm..
      

today:
   Calais post office is still in operation.


Milltown Sta. Calais


1909 December 31:
   Milltown Sta. Calais post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1938 May 4 through 1949 November 9:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Milltown Sta. Calais post office is still in operation.


Red Beach


1850 March 5:
   Red Beach post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: Joseph T. Bergen. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1935 September 23:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

1965 February 12:
   Red Beach post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)