Saco Postal History
York County, Maine

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

(updated 11 May 2019)

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

Postmarks from the city of Saco include:


1805 March 22:
   Saco post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1830 March 12: [year determined from notation inside cover, letter]
   The rectangular postmark is 18–19 mm wide and 20–21 mm high.
      Click on image to enlarge.

year? May 12:
    The red circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. Free frank by John Fairfield (30 January 1797–24 December 1847).

1882 December 12:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.

1886 December:
   The width and height of the octagonal postmark [see lower right corner of the card] is approximately 25 mm.

1904 April 19:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.

1939 April 5 through 1946 June 6:
   The circular postmark is approximately 20 mm in diameter.

1939 December 12:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.

1948 December 7:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.

   Saco post office is still in operation.