Madison Postal History
Somerset County, Maine

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

(updated 9 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Madison include:
Blackwell
East Madison
Lakewood (2)
Madison
Madison Center
Madison East
North Madison
West Madison



East Madison


1827 February 13:
   East Madison post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1887 August 12: [year determined from reverse]
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1892 October 31:
   Madison post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Madison


1819 February 17:
   Madison post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1887 January 5 through 1887 June 8:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
         

1902 May 3:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

1903 July 31:
   The postmark is 25–26 mm wide by 16 mm tall.
      

1929 August 6 through 1933 February 1:
   The circular postmark is 19–21 mm in diameter.
         

1939 December 4 through 1939 December 11:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
         

date?:
   The postmark “Madison, Maine” is approximately 44 mm long.
      

1948 November 23 through 1950 January 10:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1991 February:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter; the inner, 23–24 mm.
      

today:
   Madison post office is still in operation.