York County, Maine
a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
firstname.lastname@example.org - 207-266-5748
(updated 8 July 2016)
Postmarks from the town of Alfred include:
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.