Idaho Postal History



This web site offers information about Idaho Post Offices and Idaho covers. Idaho covers are old envelopes or postcards bearing postmarks from Idaho Post Offices. The Coordinator collects them.



Pollock 1931 - Doane Postmark - Registered (+ 15c) - H. J. Potter General Merchandise Advertising



Horse Shoe Bend 1932 - Duplex Postmark - J. A. Myers General Merchandise Advertising



Like many web sites, this one is a work in progress. Links to what is available now appear below. Other interesting things will be added in the future. The Coordinator welcomes comments.


Post Offices

Links to lists of all the independent Post Offices that have been established in Idaho. Lists of Post Offices by name as well as by county are given.


Post Office Checklist Update

Corrections and updates to A Checklist of Idaho Post Offices 1862-1988 by Richard W. Helbock (1989).


Community Post Offices

A listing of active Community Post Offices in Idaho.


Railway Post Offices

Links to lists of all the Railway Post Offices that have operated in Idaho. Lists of Railway Post Offices by route as well as by railroad are given.


The Idaho covers shown on this page feature cheerful drawings from during the Great Depression. The first one.



Boise 1931 - Universal Machine Cancel - S. Hessner Furrier Advertising



Pocatello 1933 - International Machine Cancel - Frank W. Buttner Potatoes and Onions Advertising


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Revised January 28, 2009