Canaan
Somerset County, Maine

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

(updated 3 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Canaan include:
Canaan (1)
Canaan (2)
Canaan (3)
Canaan (4)
East Canaan



Canaan (4)


1823 May 31:
   Canaan (4) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1888 November 19: [year determined from contents]
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1894 March 29 through 1895 April 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
         

1936 August 22 through 1943 December 14:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
         

today:
   Canaan (4) post office is still in operation.