Stonington Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 11 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Stonington include:
Green's Landing
Oceanville
Stonington



Oceanville


1855 October 2:
   Oceanville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1867 February 21:
   Oceanville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1871 August 10:
   Oceanville post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1937 September 10 through 1942 March 20:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
         

1955 June 10:
   Oceanville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Stonington


1897 August 6:
   The former Green’s Landing post office was renamed as Stonington post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1906 July 31 through 1906 September 25:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter. (image side of left card below; image side of right card below)
         

today:
   Stonington post office is still in operation.