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1902 Ship in dock

1/2 p green and black 1 p red

  1/4 p violet and brown
  1/2 p green and black
  1/2 p green
  1 p red and brown
  1 p red
  2 p orange and grey
  2 1/2 p blue and brown
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p green and lilac
  4 p brown and blue

For the specialist: the stamps 1/2 p (green and black), 1 p (red and brown) and 3 p were first issued with watermark CA Crown. All values (except 3 p) were later issed with watermark CC Crown. All stamps are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

watermark CA Crown

1/2 p green and black ** 
1 p red and brown*c 
3 p** 

watermark multiple CA Crown

1/4 pcc 
1/2 p green and black** 
1/2 p green** 
1 p red and brown*c 
1 p red*c 
2 p **** 
2 1/2 p blue and brown **** 
2 1/2 p blue*** 
4 p ** 


(Wrapper in the same design, 1/4 p brown, reduced size)

 

1910 Sailship (Bermuda 300 years British Colony)

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green (1910)
  1 p red 
  1 1/2 p brown (1932)
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  2 1/2 p green (1922)
  3 p lilac on yellow
  3 p blue (1922)
  4 p red on yellow
  6 p red
  1 Sh black on green

Overprinted 'WAR TAX' (1918)


(Both types, images obtained with permission from Peter Elias)

  1 p red (2 types, sizes: 18 x 2 1/2 mm or 16 x 2 mm)

For the specialist: Most of these stamps have watermark Multiple CA Crown. Some values were issued with watermark Multiple Script CA Crown.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Watermark Multiple CA Crown

1/4 pvcc 
1/2 p *c 
1 p*vc 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p blue** 
3 p lilac on yellow ** 
4 p** 
6 p** 
1 Sh** 

Watermark Multiple Script CA Crown

1/4 pvcvc 
1/2 pvcc 
1 pcvc 
1 1/2 p cc 
2 1/2 p blue** 
2 1/2 p green** 
3 p blue ** 
4 p cc 
6 p** 
1 Sh** 

War Tax overprint

1 pccboth types same value, watermark Multiple CA Crown

 

1918 King George V, large sized stamps

4 Sh red and black
(Reduced size)

10 Sh red and green

  2 Sh blue and lilac on blue
  2/6 Sh red and black on blue
  4 Sh red and black
  5 Sh red and green on yellow
  10 Sh red and green
  12 Sh 6 p black and orange (1932)
  1 Pound black and lilac on red

For the specialist: These stamps have watermark Multiple CA Crown or Multiple Script CA Crown. Many of these stamps were used for fiscal purposes.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Watermark Multiple CA Crown

2 Sh**** 
2 Sh 6 p**** 
4 Sh**** 
5 Sh***** 
10 sh RR 
1 Pound RR 

Watermark Multiple Script CA Crown

2 Sh** 
2 Sh 6 p **** 
10 Sh****** 
12 Sh 6 p****** 

Forgeries:

The following stamp has a forged cancel (after the fiscal cancellation was removed), I have seen several copies with the cancel 'HAMILTON * 3 MAI.1937 * BERMUDA' (see also: Forgeries idenfication site of Bill Claghorn).


(Forged cancel)

 

1920 300 years colony Bermuda, inscription 'BERMUDA COMMEMORATION STAMP 1620 1920'

2 1/2 p blue 1 Sh black and grey on green

3 p brown on yellow

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p red and black on yellow
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black and grey on green

For the specialist: these stamps have watermark Multiple CA Crown or Multiple Script CA Crown.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Watermark Multiple CA Crown

1/4 pcc 
1/2 pcc 
2 p** 
3 p ** 
4 p** 
1 Sh**** 

Watermark Multiple Script CA Crown

1 pcc 
2 1/2 p** 
3 pcc 
6 p** 

 

1921 Second issue, inscription 'tercentenary of establishment of representative institutions

1 p red 2 p grey

  1/4 p brown
  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p grey
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p red on yellow
  6 p lilac
  1 Sh black on green

For the specialist: these stamps have watermark Multiple CA Crown or Multiple Script CA Crown.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks

Watermark Multiple CA Crown

2 p** 
2 1/2 p** 
3 p** 
4 p ** 
6 p** 
1 Sh**** 

Watermark Multiple Script CA Crown

1/4 pcc 
1/2 pcc 
1 pcc 

 

Later issues

The next stamps to be issued was the 1935 coronation issue (4 values; 1/2 p , 1 1/2 p, 2 1/2 p and 1 Sh) and the 1936 pictorial issue (9 values; 1/2 p: harbour of Hamilton, 1 p: coastal view, 1 1/2 p, coastal view, 2 p: sailing ship, 2 1/2 p: Horse Shoe Bay, 3 p: house, 6 p: house, 1 Sh: Horse Shoe bay, 1 Sh 6 p: harbour of Hamilton).


(1936 pictoral issue)


(King George VI issue, first issued 1938)


Postal Stationery

REGISTRATION:

1892

  2 p blue

POSTCARDS

1885 Queen Victoria in a circle

  1/2 p blue
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p red

Several overprints exist.


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