Parsonsfield Postal History
York County, Maine

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

(updated 2 January 2021)


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



Postmarks from the town of Parsonsfield include:
Blazo’s Corner
East Parsonsfield
Kezar Falls
Maplewood
North Parsonsfield
Parsonsfield
South Parsonsfield
West Parsonsfield



East Parsonsfield

1840 April 25:
   East Parsonsfield post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1904 January 12:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      
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1934 December 18:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      
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1947 April 16 through 1950 May 4:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
         
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1960 December 21 through 1961 April 7:
   The circular postmark is 33–35 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 20 mm.
         
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today:
   East Parsonsfield post office is still in operation.


Kezar Falls

1839 December 14:
   Kezar Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

date?:
   Kezar Falls post office.
      
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1894 January 20:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      
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1897 July 19:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      
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1900 June 11:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      
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1912 December:
   The circular postmark is 23–24 mm in diameter.
      
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1927 April 28:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      
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1939 December 11:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      
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1953 December 25 through 1960 March 3:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         
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1964 January 22:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
      
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1966 September 15:
   The circular postmark is 27920–21 mm in diameter.
      
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1971 July 1:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
      
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today:
   Kezar Falls post office is still in operation.


North Parsonsfield

1827 December 10:
   The former Blazo’s Falls post office was renamed as North Parsonsfield post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1853 November 7:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter)
      
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1904 September 6:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      
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1907 October 15:
   North Parsonsfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Parsonsfield

1797:
   Parsonsfield post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1912 July 29:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
      
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1915 July 31:
   Parsonsfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

date?:
   Parsonsfield post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

today:
   Parsonsfield post office is still in operation.


South Parsonsfield

1830 December 27:
   South Parsonsfield post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

year? December 12:
   Manual postmark and cancellation.
      
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1897 July 19:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1911 December 25:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 13–14 mm.
      
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1915 July 31:
   South Parsonsfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)