Canton Postal History
Oxford County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, ME  04221
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748

(updated 12 January 2017)


Postmarks from the town of Canton include:
Canton (1)
Canton (2)
Canton Mills Canton Point Gilbertville Meadowview



Canton (1)


1821 May 15:
   Canton (1) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1852:
   Postmaster: John Hersey

1864 February 24:
   Canton (1) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Canton (2)


1864 February 24:
   Canton (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1932 October 4 through 1938 August 22:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
         

2015 November 6:
      

today:
   Canton (2) post office is still in operation.


Canton Mills


1842 August 4:
   Canton Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1852:
   Postmaster: Andrew Barrows

1864 February 24:
   Canton Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Canton Point


1864 February 24:
   Canton Point post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1940 January 31:
   This was mailed on the day that the Canton Point post office closed. The circular postmark is 32–32 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars at the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

1940 January 31:
   Canton Point post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Gilbertville


1881 December 20:
   Gilbertville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1909 November 30:
   Gilbertville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1911 September 23:
   Gilbertville post office reopened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1933 February 6:
   This was mailed just 9 days before the Gilbertville post office closed. The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
      

1933 February 15:
   Gilbertville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)