Fryeburg Postal History
Oxford County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 11 May 2019)


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Postmarks from the town of Fryeburg include:
East Fryeburg
Fryeburg
Fryeburg Centre (1)
Fryeburg Center (2)
Harbor
North Fryeburg
South Chatham Rur. Sta. Fryeburg
West Fryeburg



Fryeburg


1797 August 24:
   Fryeburg post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1887 July 28:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1890 August 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1931 November 17:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1931 February through 1932 May 20:
   The circular postmark is approximately 22 mm in diameter.
         

1932 June 9:
   First day at new post office. The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1933 May 1 through 1935 July 1:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

1940? March 5:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1949 July through 1950 February 8:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
         

1965 April 10:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Fryeburg post office is still in operation.


Fryeburg Center (2)


1857 July 28:
   Fryeburg Center (2) post office opened (as “Fryeburg Centre” (2)). (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1863 April 28:
   Fryeburg Center (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1864 May 12:
   Fryeburg Center (2) post office re-opened (as “Fryeburg Centre” (2). (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1889 August 8:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter; the inner, approximately 20 mm.
      

1894 December 18:
   Spelling changed from “Fryeburg Centre” to “Fryeburg Center”. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1911 January 31:
   Fryeburg Center (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


North Fryeburg


1838 January 23:
   North Fryeburg post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1949 May 3 through 1950 October 20:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
         

1978 November 28:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

today:
   North Fryeburg post office is still in operation.