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Eastport, Maine
(July 1, 1802 to present)
Eastport was formerly known as Passamaquoddy.
Eastport was occupied by British troops from July 11, 1814 to June 30, 1818
 
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     Favor's Express 
 
 
 
Eastport, District of Maine (Massachusetts), June 18, 1805, dotted circle postmark, rated 25¢ due for distance over 500 miles to New York City.   
Eastport, District of Maine (Massachusetts), May 30, 1810, 25 mm circle postmark, rated 17¢ due for distance of 150 to 300 miles to Saco, District of Maine.
Eastport, District of Maine (Massachusetts), May 13, 1812, manuscript postmark, rated 85¢ due (5 times the 17¢ rate) for distance of 150 to 300 miles to Bath, District of Maine.

May 24, 1812 Newcastle on Tyne origin, sent to Philadelphia via a Liverpool forwarder.  Endorsed per Benj. Franklin, enters the mails as a ship letter at Eastport, District of Maine, June 14, 1812, rated27¢ due comprised of 25¢ for distance over 500 miles to Philadelphia, plus 2¢ ship letter fee.  The letter arrived at Eastport shortly after the June 18, 1812 declaration of war with England. 

Eastport, District of Maine (Massachusetts), May 30, 1813 oval datestamp, "Free Oliver Shead Postmaster" free frank to Brewer, District of Maine. 
Eastport, District of Maine (Massachusetts), September 5, 1813, oval datestamp, rated 60¢ due (triple the 20¢ rate) for distance of 300 to 500 miles to Boston. 
Eastport, Maine, March 17, 1825, oval postmark in black, rated 10¢ due for distance of 30 to 80 miles to Cherryfield, Maine.
Liverpool, England, April 9, 1825 dateline, per brig Eliza Ann, Eastport, Maine, oval datestamp with indistinct date (but after May 1, based upon the rate), rated 39½¢ due, comprised of double the 18¾¢ for distance of 150 to 400 miles to Wiscassett, Maine, plus 2¢ ship fee.
 
Eastport, Maine, indistinct date circa 1825-1832, endorsed "on public service" and rated 18¾¢ due for distance of 150 to 400 miles to Boston, Massachusetts.
Eastport, Maine, May 30, 1838, paid 20¢, double the 10¢ rate for distance of 30 to 80 miles to Machias, Maine.
Saint John, New Brunswick, June 28, 1844, enters the mails Eastport, Maine June 30, 1844, rated 75¢ due to Boston.  As the letter weighed 1 ounce, it was charged 4 times the 18¾¢ rate for distance of 150 to 400 miles to Boston. 

Eastport Maine, May 23, 1849, rated 7¢ due comprised of 5¢ for distance less than 300 miles to Concord, New Hampshire, plus 2¢ ship letter fee.  The contents are datelined Boston, Massachusetts, May 13, 1849.
Eastport, Maine, February 3, 1850, 5¢ red-brown 1847 pays the rate for distance less than 300 miles to Machias, Maine.

Eastport, Maine, March 17, 1850, 5¢ red brown 1847 underpays the rate for a double weight letter for distance less than 300 miles to Portland, Maine.  Manuscript rated "Due 5."  PFC # 0203093.

Eastport, Maine, July 19, 1861, 3¢ dull red 1857 pays the 3¢ rate for distance under 3,000 miles to Wiscasset, Maine.
Eastport, Maine, December 7, 1861, 1¢ blue 1861, and three 3¢ rose 1861s, pay the 10¢ rate to Cuba.  Cover endorsed "per 'Karnack' steamer of 10th December."
Eastport, Maine, indistinct date, appears to read October 2?, 1862 or 1863, patriotic envelope (Weiss E-L-12), 3¢ rose 1861 pays the domestic letter rate to East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. 


Eastport, Maine, May 14 no year date but circa 1862-68, 3¢ rose 1861 pays the domestic letter rate to Andover Massachusetts.

Eastport, August 24, 1869, 6¢ ultramarine 1869 pays the treaty rate to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, with St. John arrival backstamp that same day.  Endorsed "Please forward in haste."  The letter probably originated on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and was carried out of the mails to Eastport to take advantage of the steamboat from Eastport to St. John.  Illustrated cover of the Charlotte County Lodge, No. 6, Order of British Templars, Campobello Island, New Brunswick.  The Order of British Templars was temperance organization active in Canada in the 1860s and 1870s. 

Eastport Maine, May 3, circa 1870s, 3¢ green pays the domestic letter rate to Lubec Maine.  Corner card for the Eastport Sentinel newspaper.
 

Eastport, Maine, indistinct date, 1¢ green Washington Franklin pays the circular rate to Bangor, Maine.  Advertising cover for the Eastport Sentinel newspaper.


Eastport, Maine, June 20, no year date but circa 1875 - 82, 1¢ blue and 2¢ vermillion large banknotes pay the domestic letter rate to Gorham, Maine. Eastport negative "E" cancels. 

Eastport, Maine, January 16, 1882.
 

Eastport Maine, June 1883, 3¢ green banknote pays the domestic letter rate to Boston, Massachusetts.  Advertising cover for the Passamaquoddy House hotel, Eastport, Maine. 

 

Eastport, Maine, July 17, 1886, 2¢ red brown 1883 pays the domestic letter rate to Troy, Maine.  Border City Hotel, Calais, Maine ad cover.
 

Eastport, Maine, November 2, 1916, 2¢ carmine Washington-Franklin pays the domestic letter rate to Bangor, Maine.  Advertising cover for the Eastport Fish Fair Association.


Eastport, Maine, May 19, 1938, National Airmail Week event cover.

Eastern Express Company, large express label generally affixed to parcels rather than letters.  "FROM EASTPORT" label would generally be used on parcels accepted at Eastport, but could been affixed at Eastport on parcels handed off by conjunctive express partners.  The 51 Devonshire St. Boston address dates the label to the 1869 to 1874 period.

Eastport, Maine, September 20, 1872, check with 2¢ orange and black 1871 documentary revenue stamp (R135), Frontier National Bank.

Eastport Maine, December 23, 1898, check with 2¢ "Battleship" revenue stamp (R164), from C.W. Capen, Frontier National Bank.
Eastport, Maine, June 8, 1901, Type X revenue stamped check from C.W. Capen, Frontier National Bank.
 

Eastport, Maine, October 2, 1865, stock certificate for 30 shares of  Frontier National Bank of Eastport.  25¢ certificate (R44c) pays 25¢ certificate of stock tax.

 

 

Eastport, Maine, March 17, 1900, stock certificate for 1 share of  Frontier National Bank of Eastport, cancelled January 18, 1905.  No evidence of a tax stamp; however, it may have been on a stub at left. 

 


 
 
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