Sanford Postal History
York County, Maine

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

(updated 16 August 2021)


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



Postmarks from the town of Sanford include:
Sanford
Sanford Sta. No. 1
Sanford Sta. No. 2
Sanford Sta. No. 3
South Sanford
Springvale



Sanford

1796 January 28:
   Sanford post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1932 October 2:
   The circular postmark is approximately 20 mm in diameter.
      

1943 March 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 20 mm in diameter.
      

1939 December 4 through 1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
         

1950 October 31:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1989 October 16:
   The circular postmark is 33–35 mm in diameter.
      

2021:
   Sanford post office. 30 School Street; Sanford, Maine  04073. Lat./Long.: N 43°26′16″ x W 70°46′21″
      

today:
   Sanford post office is still in operation.


Springvale

1832 December 8:
   Springvale post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1882 March 15: [year obtained from contents of envelope]
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

1887 January 12: [year obtained from reverse]
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

1934 May 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 20 mm in diameter.
      

1939 December 11:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

2021:
   Springvale post office. 492 Main Street; Springvale, Maine  04083. Lat./Long.: N 43°27′50″ x W 70°47′44″
      

today:
   Springvale post office is still in operation.