Lincoln Postal History
Penobscot 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 contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the town of Lincoln include:
East Lincoln
Lincoln (2)
Lincoln Center
Mattanawcook
North Lincoln (1)
North Lincoln (2)
South Lincoln



East Lincoln

1857 June 4:
   East Lincoln post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1860 August 11:
   East Lincoln post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1869 September 20:
   East Lincoln post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

18?? March 26:
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter.
      

1887 December 8:
   East Lincoln post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1888 January 18:
   East Lincoln post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1908 August 31:
   East Lincoln post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Lincoln (2)

1833 June 25:
   Lincoln (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1881 June 7:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1888 March: [year determined from reverse]
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1900 December 3 through 1901 April 29:
   The circular postmark is 27–29 mm in diameter.
         

1934 May 8 through 1950 October 30:
   The circular postmark is 20–22 mm in diameter.
         

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

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


Lincoln Center

1834 February 3:
   Lincoln Center post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 October 25:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      

1995 January 13:
   Lincoln Center post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


South Lincoln

1836 March 15:
   South Lincoln post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1869 September 20:
   South Lincoln post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1887 January 11:
   South Lincoln post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1913 June 4:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1924 May 31:
   South Lincoln post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)