Blue Ridge Postmasters and Postmarks (with readable year)
updated: 3/29/2020
source: http://www.ncpostalhistory.com/resources/north-carolina-postmark-catalog-update/ 
      (Postmark Catalog - County list (Buncombe County), under Black Mountain and Blue Ridge)
link to Buncombe County Postmark Catalog PDF
source: http://www.carolana.com/NC/Towns/Buncombe_POs.htm
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Blue Ridge Post Office History
Blue Ridge Postmaster (start date) Post Office Class / Status Postcard Rate (date of change) Year Blue Ridge NC postmark (any card) Black Mountain NC postmark (of BR cards) US Postal Service NC 287 postmark (of BR cards) Other City Postmark (of BR Cards)  
(pre-Blue Ridge -  .01 (July 1, 1898) 1906            
Southern Student Conference 1907     Mar 4, 1907 Nashville TN  
     Southwest Student Conference)     Jul 2, 1907 Asheville NC  
      Aug 17, 1907 Asheville NC  
  1908       Jun 15, 1908 Montreat NC  
  1909            
  1910       Jun 19, 1910 Seabrook TX  
  1911            
(Blue Ridge opens -        1912   Jul 3, 1912   Aug 29, 1912 Swannana NC  
   first conference 1912)   Jul 30, 1912    
            Jun xx, 1912    
Ray H Legate (4) 1913 4 YR   1913   May 14, 1913   xxx xx, 1913 (unreadable)  
(July 29, 1913)      
  4 YR 1914 Jun 8, 1914 Aug 26, 1914   Jun 19, 1914 Douglasville CA  
  Jun 9, 1914   Jun 20, 1914 (unreadable)  
  Jun 10, 1914   Aug 1, 1914 Charlotte NC  
    Jul 23, 1914          
  4 YR 1915 Jun 9, 1915 * Jul 12, 1915   Jun 21, 1915 Hendersonville NC  
  Jul 10, 1915   Jun 21, 1915 Ridgecrest NC  
          Jul 24, 1915          
James P Parker (4) 1916 4 YR   1916       Jul 12, 1916 Asheville NC  
(May 15, 1916)   Jul 25, 1916 Asheville NC  
  4 YR .02 (Nov 2, 1917) 1917 Jun 13, 1917      
  Jun 13, 1917    
  Jun 18, 1917    
  Jul 9, 1917    
  Aug 1, 1917 *    
    xxx 24, 1917          
  4 YR 1918 Jun 18, 1918     Jun 29, 1918 Asheville NC  
    Jun 29, 1918     xxx xx, 1918 (unreadable)  
  3 YR .01 (July 1, 1919) 1919 Aug 11, 1919     May 30, 1919 New River TN  
    Aug 23, 1919 Asheville NC  
James P Parker (P) 1920 3 YR 1920 Jun 18, 1920     Mar 10, 1920 (unreadable)  
(reappointed)   May 19, 1920 Knoxville TN - Transolr (sp?)  
    Aug 27, 1920 Montreat NC  
  3 YR 1921 Jun 17, 1921     xxx xx, 1921 (unreadable)  
    Jul 7, 1921          
  3 YR 1922 Jul 10, 1922     Jun 25, 1922 Knoxville TN  
  Jul 21, 1922 *    
    xxx xx, 1922          
  3 YR 1923 Jun 6, 1923   May 9, 1923 Nashville TN  
  Jul 16, 1923   Aug 3, 1923 Asheville NC  
          Aug 20, 1923 Asheville NC - W. Asheville St  
  3 YR 1924 Aug 6, 1924     Jun 8, 1924 (unreadable)  
  3 YR .01 - stamped cards / .02 - post cards (April 15, 1925) 1925 Jun 9, 1925      
  Jun 17, 1925    
    Jul 20, 1925          
  3 YR 1926 Jun 23, 1926     Apr 19, 1926 Asheville NC  
  Jul 15, 1926    
          Jul 23, 1926          
Charles E Boone, Acting (P) 1927 3 YR   1927 Jul 11, 1927     Aug 17, 1927 Spartanburg NC  
(April 30, 1927) Jul 23, 1927    
    Aug 16, 1927 *          
Charles E Boone (P) 1928 3 YR .01  - stamped cards & post cards now same rate (July 1, 1928) 1928 Jul 7, 1928      
(January 4, 1928)   Jul 25, 1928          
  3 YR 1929 Jul 22, 1929     Sep 23, 1929 Asheville NC  
  3 YR 1930            
  3 YR 1931 Jul 3, 1931      
  Jul 24, 1931    
          Jul 30, 1931          
Maggie C Allison, Acting (P) 1932 (named as Mrs. William Allison in newspaper) 4 S .01 (July 6, 1932) - PC rate same, 1st class increase 1932            
(January 30, 1932)              
Maggie C Allison (4) 1933 4 S - YR transition 1933 Jun 10, 1933          
(January 19, 1933) Jul 3, 1933 *      
  4 YR 1934 Jul 10, 1934          
    Jul 26, 1934    
  4 YR 1935 Jun 14, 1935 Sep 26, 1935    
    Jun 17, 1935          
  4 YR 1936 Jun 16, 1936          
  4 YR 1937 Jun 11, 1937     Jun 18, 1937 Chapel Hill NC  
  Jul 1, 1937   Aug 3, 1937 Wingate NC  
  Jul 23, 1937   Nov 1, 1937 Winston-Salem NC  
  Aug 24, 1937    
  Aug 31, 1937    
    Nov 5, 1937          
  3 YR 1938 Jun 14, 1938     Jun 14, 1938 Swannanoa NC  
  Jul 13, 1938    
          Jul 16, 1938          
Bascombe N Allen (P) 1939 4 YR   1939 Jun 13, 1939     Sep 1, 1939 Asheville NC  
(May 18, 1939)      
Bascombe N Allen (4) 1939      
(..)              
Bascombe N Allen (P) 1940 3 YR 1940 Aug 16, 1940          
(..)    
  3 YR 1941 Jun 30, 1941          
  Aug 4, 1941    
    Aug 13, 1941          
  3 YR 1942 Jun 9, 1942          
  transition // No Summer Conferences in 1943 // (early ZIP codes for some cities, two digit number between city and state) 1943            
  1944            
  4 S Only open 2 months in 1945 1945   Jun 28, 1945        
  4 S 1946 Jun 28, 1946      
  Aug 10, 1946    
          Aug 20, 1946          
Frannie L Allen 4 S   1947 May 27, 1947      
(May 1, 1947) Jun 4, 1947    
  Aug 2, 1947    
    Aug 20, 1947      
  4 S 1948 May 28, 1948          
  4 S 1949 Jul 15, 1949      
  Jul 22, 1949    
    Aug 11, 1949      
  4 S 1950   Apr 10, 1950        
  4 S 1951   Jun 20, 1951   Jun 27, 1951 Swannanoa NC  
  4 S .02 (Jan 1, 1952) 1952       Jun 18, 1952 Ridgecrest NC  
  4 S 1953 Jul 2, 1953 * Jun 10, 1953   Jun 17, 1953 Asheville NC  
  4D S 1954 Jul 10, 1954          
          Aug 24, 1954          
Discontinued 4D  RB S   1955 Jul 11, 1955          
Black Mountain Rural Station    
  RB S 1956 Aug 3, 1956          
    Aug 24, 1956      
  RB S 1957 Jul 18, 1957          
  RB S .03 (Aug 1, 1958) 1958 Jul 3, 1958      
  Aug 12, 1958    
  Aug 18, 1958    
  RB S 1959            
  RB S 1960            
  RB S 1961 Jun 26, 1961      
    Jul 27, 1961      
  RB S 1962            
  RB S .04 (Jan 7, 1963) / (five digit ZIP Code started - Jul 1, 1963) (two letter state abbreviations published by Post Office - Oct 1, 1963) 1963            
  RB S 1964       xxx xx, 1964 Orlando FL  
  RB S 1965   Aug 13, 1965   Nov 27, 1965 Asheville NC  
  RB S 1966   Jul 17, 1966        
  RB 1967   Jun 21, 1967        
  RB .05 (Jan 7, 1968) 1968            
  RB 1969   Jun 25, 1969    
      Oct 24, 1969    
  RB 1970   Jun 24, 1970        
      Oct 8, 1970        
  RB .06 (May 16, 1971) 1971            
  RB 1972            
  RB 1973     Jun 19, 1973      
Closed D .08 (Mar 2, 1974) 1974            
  .07 (Sept 14, 1975) / .09 (Dec 31, 1975) 1975          
  1976       Feb 1, 1976 Asheville NC
  1977          
YR = Year Round   .10 (May 29, 1978) 1978          
S = Summer Office (no longer indicated starting 1967) 1979       Jun 25, 1979 Asheville NC
P = Presidential (1, 2, or 3 Class)   1980          
3 = Class 3 Post Office   .12 (Mar 22, 1981) / .13 (Nov 1, 1981) 1981       Jun 25, 1981 Asheville NC
4 = Class 4 Post Office   1982          
D = Discontinued   (five + four digit ZIP Code started) 1983          
RB = Rural Branch / Rural Station   1984          
    .14 (Feb 17, 1985) 1985          
links provided to source; where no link it is 1986          
assumed from previous entry   1987          
1933 - moved from YR to S back to YR in same year .15 (Apr 3, 1988) 1988       May 19, 1988 Asheville NC
    1989          
* next to date = post card not of Blue Ridge, but pm BR 1990          
  .19 (Feb 3, 1991) 1991          
  1992          
  1993          
  1994          
  .20 (Jan 1, 1995) 1995          
  1996          
  1997          
  1998          
  .20 (Jan 10, 1999) - PC rate same, 1st class increase 1999          
  2000          
  .20 (Jan 7, 2001) - PC rate same, 1st class increase / .21 (July 1, 2001) - PC rate change 2001          
  .23 (June 30, 2002) 2002          
  2003          
  2004          
  2005          
  .24 (Jan 8, 2006) 2006          
  .26 (May 14, 2007) 2007          
  .27 (May 12, 2008) 2008          
  .28 (May 11, 2009) 2009          
  2010          
  .29 (Apr 17, 2011) 2011          
  .32 (Jan 22, 2012) 2012          
  .33 (Jan 27, 2013) 2013          
  .34 (Jan 26, 2014) 2014          
  .35 (May 31, 2015) 2015          
  .34 (Apr 10, 2016) 2016          
  .34 (Jan 22, 2017) - PC rate same, 1st class increase 2017          
  .35 (Jan 21, 2018) 2018          
  .35 (Jan 27, 2019) - PC rate same, 1st class rate increase 2019          
2020