Kennebunkport Postal History
York County, Maine

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

(updated 12 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Kennebunkport include:
Arundel
Beachwood
Cape Porpoise
Cape Porpoise CPO Kennebunkport
Cape Porpoise Rur. Sta. Kennebunkport
Kennebunkport
North Kennebunkport



Beachwood

1895 Aoruk 11:
   Beachwood post office, a summer office, opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1911 August 15:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. (image side of card)
      

1918 November 15:
   Beachwood post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Cape Porpoise

1866 February 3:
   Cape Porpoise post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1965 February 26:
   Cape Porpoise post office was changed to Cape Porpoise Rur. Sta. Kennebunkport. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Kennebunkport

1816 December 31:
   Kennebunkport post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1877 July 4:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
      

1880 October 1:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

1884 October 2:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

1919 July 27:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter.
      

1929 July 13:
   The circular postmark is approximately 25 mm in diameter. Note that the year (toward the lower left portion of the stamp) is upside down.
      

1933 May 8 through 1950 March 20:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Kennebunkport post office is still in operation.