Biddeford Postal History
York County, Maine

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

(updated 22 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the city of Biddeford include:
Biddeford (1)
Biddeford (2)
Biddeford (3)
Biddeford Pool
Fortune Rock
Saint Francis College Sta. Biddeford



Biddeford (3)

1848 January 28:
   Biddeford (3) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

year? March 17:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1882 December 6: [year determined from reverse side]
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      

1884 October 14: [year determined from reverse side]
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      

1892 April 2: [year determined from reverse side]
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1898 May 31 through 1899 July 25:
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter.
         

1905 September 19 through 1909 September 11:
   The circular postmark is 21–22 mm in diameter.
         

1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1949 January 6 through 1949 June 9:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1946 June 6 through 1950 July 14:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

1987 October 21:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 28–30 mm in diameter; the inner circle, 18–19 mm.
      

today:
   Biddeford (3) post office is still in operation.


Biddeford Pool

1866 December 5:
   Biddeford Pool post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1869:
   Biddeford Pool post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1874:
   Biddeford Pool post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 September 3 through 1949 July:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1968 November 13:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm in diameter. The outside height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

date?:
   Biddeford Pool post office closed.