Paris
Oxford County, Maine

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

(updated 7 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Paris include:
North Paris
Paris
Snows Falls
South Paris
West Paris



North Paris


1829 January 14:
   North Paris post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1888 April 12:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter; the inner, 30–31 mm.
      

1909 August 31:
   North Paris post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Paris


1800 December 5:
   Paris post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1934 September 24:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
      

1940 February 19:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Paris post office is still in operation.


Snows Falls


1850 July 19:
   Snows Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1899 January 18 through 1899 May 5:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
         

1912 April 15:
   Snows Falls post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


South Paris


1824 January 6:
   South Paris post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1931 August 20 through 1940 May 15:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

1932 July 30:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1939 December 6:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   South Paris post office is still in operation.


West Paris


1854 February 7:
   West Paris post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1939 October 18 through 1950 December 7:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   West Paris post office is still in operation.