York County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 - 207-266-5748

(updated 8 July 2016)

Postmarks from the town of Alfred include:
Gore North Alfred


1801 February 23:
   Alfred post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

   Postmaster: Jeremiah Goodwin. (source: Maine Register. 1821.)

   Postmaster: John H. Sayward. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1934 April 2 through 1950 August 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the circle is not a consistent distance from the circle on these covers (and on others observed), and, therefore, it is likely not part of the postmark handstamp.

   Alfred post office is still in operation.