Berwick
York County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 3 September 2020)


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



In 1914, there two post offices in what is now the town of Berwick: South Berwick and North Berwick. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Berwick include:
Berwick (1)
Berwick (2)
Blackberry Hill
Doughty’s Falls
North Berwick
South Berwick
South Berwick Junction



North Berwick

1832 June 5:
   The former Berwick (2) post office was renamed as North Berwick post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1947 December 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 22 mm in diameter.
      
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today:
   North Berwick post office is still in operation.


South Berwick

1815 April 1:
   The former Berwick (1) post office was renamed as South Berwick post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1845 August 1:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      
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1846 February 23:
   The circular postmark is too faint to be measured accurately. (notation; letter)
      
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1846 March 16:
   The circular postmark is too faint to be measured accurately. (letter [page 1], letter [page 2[)
      
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1848 June 26:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm in diameter. (letter - page 1; letter - page 2)
      
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1850 October 15:
   The circular postmark is too faint to be measured accurately. (notation; letter)
      
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1854 November 10:
   The circular postmark is too faint to be measured accurately. (letter)
      
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year January 11:
   The circular postmark is too faint to be measured accurately. (notation)
      
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1958 June 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 20 mm in diameter.
      
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today:
   South Berwick post office is still in operation.