Carmel Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 22 April 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Carmel include:
Carmel
Damascus
North Carmel



Carmel

1818 October 7:
   Carmel post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1838 October 30:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter)
      

1935 February 6 through 1949 September 30:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
         

today:
   Carmel post office is still in operation.


Damascus

1885 November 20:
   Damascus post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1899 March 31 through 1901 December 2:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
         

1911 December 15:
   Damascus post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)