Wiscasset Postal History
Lincoln County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 20 September 2019)


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



The sole known postmark from the town of Wiscasset is:
Wiscasset



Wiscasset


1789 April 5:
   Wiscasset post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

year? February 14:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1871 Mqy 30:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 25ᰫ26 mm in diameter; the inner, 13–14 mm. (reverse side of cover)
      

1895 September 9:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      

1940 February 7 through 1950 March 4:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1940 March 11:
   The circular postmark is 22–23 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the seven horizontal lines to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      

1965 March 4:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Wiscasset post office is still in operation.