Holden Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 10 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Holden include:
Brewer Centre
East Brewer (2)
East Holden
George’s Corner
Gilmore’s Corner
Holden (1)
Holden (2)



East Holden

1852 August 16:
   East Holden post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1872 July 16:
   East Holden post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1884 April 24:
   East Holden post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 August 27:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1945 September 26:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

1956 November 14:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

1995 Fall:
   East Holden post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Holden (1)

1852 April 22:
   The former East Brewer (2) post office was renamed as Holden (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852 August 16:
   Holden (1) post office renamed as East Holden post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1872 July 16:
   The former East Holden post office renamed as Holden (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1884 April 24:
   Holden (1) post office renamed as East Holden post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1995 Fall:
   The former East Holden post office was renamed as Holden (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

2019 May 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 16 mm.
      

today:
   Holden (1) post office is still in operation.