Northfield
Washington County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 25 April 2019)


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During the history of the town of Northfield, there has been only one post office.

Briefly, the hist of this post office is as follows:
1. Northfield post office opened on 26 February 1840, closed on 2 September 1854, re-opened on 7 June 1855, closed on 28 April 1863, re-opened on 26 July 1869, and closed on 30 April 1935.


In 1914, there was only one post office in what is now Northfield: Northfield. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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The only postmark from the town of Northfield is:
Northfield



Northfield

1840 February 26:
   Northfield post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1854 September 2:
   Northfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1855 June 7:
   Northfield post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1863 April 28:
   Northfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1869 July 26:
   Northfield post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1914 July 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      
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1935 April 30:
   Last day for this post office. The circular postmark is approximately 33mm in diameter. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      
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1935 April 30:
   Northfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)