Orrington Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, ME  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 Orrington include:
East Orrington
Goodale’s Corner
North Orrington
Orrington (2)
Orrington Center
South Orrington



Orrington (2)

1812 June 1:
   Orrington (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 June 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      

1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      

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


South Orrington

1829 February 4:
   South Orrington post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 January 10:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
      

1959 February 28:
   South Orrington post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)