China
Kennebec County, Maine

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

(updated 6 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of China include:
China
Dirigo (1)
Harlem (1)
Harlem (2)
South China
Weeks Mills
West China



China


1818 June 25:
   China post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1852:
   postmaster: Oliver W. Washburn. (source: Maine Register, and State Reference Book. 1852.)

year? December 7:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

1932 January 7 through 1933 March:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the postmark is approximately 26 mm high and is composed of seven parallel line segments and two endcaps. The first day of issue for the stamped envelope (U525; below left) was 1 January 1932.
         

1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   China post office is still in operation.


South China


1828 May 8:
   South China post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

2017 December 3:
   South China post office
      

today:
   South China post office is still in operation.


Weeks Mills


1838 March 16:
   Weeks Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1946 October 2:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1987 September 3:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The vertical outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 18 mm.
      

today:
   Weeks Mills post office is still[?] in operation.