Dedham Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 18 April 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Dedham include:
Dedham
East Dedham
Fitz Mills
Green Lake Lucerne-in-Maine



Dedham

1852 November 1:
   Dedham post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1890 May 30:
   The outer circle of the postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter; the inner, 17–18 mm.
      

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1913 June 30:
   Dedham post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

date?:
   Dedham post office re-opened.

today:
   Dedham post is still in operation.


Lucerne-in-Maine

1926 September 14:
   Lucerne-in-Maine post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 October 17:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

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1942 August 15:
   Lucerne-in-Maine post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)