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Maine // Augusta, ME // New England Region // Eastern Time
(The Pine Tree State)
Province of Maine established on August 10, 1622 by Ferdinando Gorges and
John Mason; incorporated into Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691.
Union admittance [1]: March 15, 1820 // 23rd state
[1] The Maine District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was split off as part of the Missouri Compromise of 1820. The northern border of Maine was not settled until 1842.
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#4295 // August 6, 2009
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Maine State Flag
and moose
#1971 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
(Parus atricapillus),
White Pine Cone and Tassel
#1655 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Maine State Flag

#1391 // July 9, 1970 // Portland, ME
Maine Statehood

Lighthouse at Two Lights, Cape Elizabeth, ME,
westernmost approach of Casco Bay entrance,
built in 1874 in Gothic Revival architectural style,
geographic coordinates: 43° 33' 56" N - 70° 12' 00" W

The stamp design is based
on an oil painting (1929) by Edward Hopper
(American realist painter, * 1882, † 1967)

The painting hangs in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

#3579 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Maine

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Maine state quarter
View Maine state map
View Maine clock

Reference to the region as "Maine" first appeared in writing in 1622,
however the origin of the state name is ambiguous.
The region was named after the former traditional French province of Maine,
what is now the French region of Pays de la Loire
it is probably a practical nautical term "The Main Land", which served to
distinguish the land mass from the numerous surrounding islands.
Maine is known for its seafood cuisine, especially lobsters and clams.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
30,862 [79.932]
ranked 39th
(census 2010)
ranked 41st
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
43 [17]
ranked 39th
The State of Maine has 16 counties.
Maine shares in the west, north, and east a
611-mile-long (983 km) international border with the Canadian
provinces of Quebec (QC) and New Brunswick (NB).

Stamped Cards 

#UX173 // October 14, 1993 // Brunswick, ME
Stamped Postal Card
Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
National Historic Landmark

Massachusetts Hall (built 1799/1802) is the original home of
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME, and the oldest college building in Maine.

The college is named in honor of James Bowdoin III (* 1752, † 1811),
philanthropist, agrarian reformer, and statesman,
who donated land and money to found the college.


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