Islesboro Postal History
Waldo County, Maine

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

(updated 27 April 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Islesboro include:
Darkharbor
Islesboro
North Islesboro
Pripet



Darkharbor


1895 July 17:
   Darkharbor post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1937 March 10:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      

1948 November 9 through 1949 December 17:
   The circular postmark is 29–31 mm in diameter.
         

1966 October 31:
   Darkharbor post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Islesboro


1834 February 17:
   Islesboro post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1862 June 10:
   Islesboro post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1869 June 10:
   Islesboro post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1869 July 19:
   Islesboro post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1889 February 18:
   Islesboro post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1914 January:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 14 mm.
      

1937 February 15:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are just under 6 mm on center.
      

1968 August 22:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 18 mm.
      

1968 August 22:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 28–30 mm in diameter; the inner, approximately 18 mm.
      

2006 February 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 16 mm.
      

today:
   Islesboro post office remains in operation.


North Islesboro


1854 April 27:
   North Islesboro post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1925 October 15:
   North Islesboro post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1926 August 23:
   North Islesboro post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1937 October 12:
   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.
      

1945 February 28:
   North Islesboro post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)