Bowerbank
Piscataquis County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 31 March 2019)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from Roland Simard.



During the history of the town of Bowerbank. there has been been only one post office.

Briefly, the history of this post office is as follows:
1. Bowerbank post office opened on 29 July 1843, closed on 26 June 1860, re-opened 20 July 1898, closed on 30, september 1913, and re-opened on 7 August 1915. On 1 February 1963, it was renamed as Bowerbank Rur. Sta. Sebec, which closed on 15 November 1870.


In 1914, there was no post office in Bowerbank. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Bowerbank include:
Bowerbank
Bowerbank Rur Sta. Sebec



Bowerbank



1843 July 29:
   Bowerbank post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: E. Robinson (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1860 June 26:
   Bowerbank post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1898 July 20:
   Bowerbank post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1906 July 31:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter. The horizontal bar pairs to the right of the circle are approximately 3 mm apart. (image side of card)
      
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1913 September 30:
   Bowerbank post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1915 August 7:
   Bowerbank post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 July:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      
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1963 February 1:
   Bowerbank post office renamed as Bowerbank Rur. Sta. Sebec. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)