Freedom
Waldo County, Maine

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

(updated 18 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Freedom include:
Freedom (1)
Freedom (2)
Hussey’a Mills
Hutchins
Smithton
South Freedom
West Freedom



Freedom (2)


1832 December 12:
   Freedom (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1865 August 18:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter.
      

1915 August 19:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are just under 6 mm on center.
      

1950 January 20:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      

1956 October 29 through 1957 July 17:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
         

2019 May 18:
   Freedom (2) post office. UTM: 19T 0476263, 4930814; Lat./Long.: N 44°31′49.0″ x W 69°17′55.5″
      
      Click on image to enlarge.

2019 May 18:
   The outer circle of the postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter; the inner, approximately 21 mm.
      

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