Peru Postal History
Oxford County, Maine

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

(updated 8 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Peru include:
Dickvale
East Peru
Peru (1)
Peru (2)
West Peru



Peru (1)


1833 February 25:
   Peru (1) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1898 June 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      

1932 October 4:
   The circular postmark is 30–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

1949 August 1:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter.
      

1990 May:
   Peru (1) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Peru (2)


1990 June 19:
   Peru (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

2017 June 11:
      

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


West Peru


1850 May 27:
   West Peru post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1949 April 29:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

1950 February 20:
   The circular postmark is 29–31 mm in diameter.
      

1990 June 19:
   West Peru post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)