East Machias
Washington County, Maine

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

(updated 10 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of East Machias include:
East Falls of Machias East Machias
Jacksonville (2)
Technology



East Machias


1826 June 30:
   Each Machias post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1840 March 25:
   Each Machias post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1842 March 15:
   Each Machias post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

year? July 24:
   The circular postmark is approximately 24 mm in diameter.
      

1891 April 15: [year determined from reverse]
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

1902 November 4:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1934 December 20:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1949 August 30:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   East Machias post office is still in operation.


Jacksonville (2)


1900 October 1:
   Jacksonville (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1919 February 17:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The four bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      

1950 January 16 through 1950 February 8:
   The circular postmark is 30–33 mm in diameter. The four bars to the right of the circle are a little under 6 mm on center.
         

1956 October 20:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

1968 October 17:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
      

1976 June:
   Jacksonville (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)