1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V

Omnibus issue for the Silver Jubilee of King George V

Date: 6th May 1935
Stamps: BERMUDA 1910-1935 POSTAGE & REVENUE with Windsor Castle – 1d deep blue and scarlet, 1½d ultramarine and grey, 2½d brown and deep blue, 1/- slate and purple.

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee 3x1d FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6MAY35 HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: Commemorating the Silver Jubilee of the Reign of His Majesty George V of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions Beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
Address: Mr. Jack Jay Dreyer, 317 Walton Road, South Orange, N.J., U.S.A.

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6MAY35A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: FIRST DAY COVER HAMILTON, BERMUDA / JUBILEE ISSUE, MAY 6, 1935
Address: H. W. Dowler, 6716 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, (17), Pa., U.S.A.
Reverse: Stamped “Thos. H. Graham, 31 Melbourne Ave., Apt. 16, Toronto, Canada” and marked Rc’d May 11 ’35

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee reverse FDC

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6MAY35A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: FIRST DAY COVER HAMILTON, BERMUDA / JUBILEE ISSUE, MAY 6, 1935
Address: H. W. Dowler, 6716 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, (17), Pa., U.S.A.
Reverse: Stamped “Thos. H. Graham, 31 Melbourne Ave., Apt. 16, Toronto, Canada” and marked Rc’d May 11 ’35

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee reverse FDC

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6MAY35A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: FIRST DAY COVER HAMILTON, BERMUDA / JUBILEE ISSUE, MAY 6, 1935
Address: H. W. Dowler, 6716 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, (17), Pa., U.S.A.
Backstamp: NEW YORK REG’Y. DIV. 5.9 1935 / PITTSBURGH PA REGISTERED MAY 10 1935 / PITTSBURGH (St* *III Stat *unreadable) PA REGISTERED MAY 10 1935
Reverse: Stamped “Thos. H. Graham, 31 Melbourne Ave., Apt. 16, Toronto, Canada” and marked Rc’d May 11 ’35

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee reverse FDC

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6MAY35A HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: FIRST DAY COVER HAMILTON, BERMUDA / JUBILEE ISSUE, MAY 6, 1935
Address: H. W. Dowler, 6716 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, (17), Pa., U.S.A.
Reverse: Stamped “Thos. H. Graham, 31 Melbourne Ave., Apt. 16, Toronto, Canada” and marked Rc’d May 11 ’35

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee reverse FDC

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6MAY35 IRELAND ISLAND BERMUDA and COMMANDING OFFICER 6 MAY 1935 No.___ H.M.S. “DANAE”
Cachet: HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V Suceeded to the title of King of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Emperor of India 1910 – SIXTH OF MAY – 1935
Address: Harry R. Swann, 915 8th Street, N.W., Canton, Ohio, U.S.A. Reverse: ROY HUBBARD, 6126 GIRARD AVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee reverse FDC

1935 King George V Silver Jubilee FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6MAY38A IRELAND ISLAND BERMUDA
Cachet: Bermuda and H. M. S. “Danae” Join Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary In Celebration of Their Silver Jubilee May 6th, 1935
Stamped: H. M. S. DANAE BERMUDA, MAY 6th- 1935
Address: Mr Hambly, 3041 Cudahy St., Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California, USA.

About the Omnibus issue

Key facts

Designer: Hugo Fleury
Printer: Waterlow and Sons Limited
Process: Lithography
Perforation: 11 x 12
Watermark: Multiple Script CA
Release Date: 6th May 1935

Issuing territories: 44
Number of stamps: 176

A total of 44 colonies participated in the Silver Jubilee Omnibus issue, based on an accepted essay submitted by Hugo Fleury, a staff artist at Waterlow and Sons Limited.

The stamp shows a vignette of a view of Windsor Castle above the river Thames within a frame. On the right is a profile of King George V with Imperial Crown, framed by the Collar of the Order of the Garter superimposed on the Royal Sceptre, the Dove Sceptre and the State Sword. Below the Collar is a pendant of St. George and the Dragon. In the top left-hand corner is the Golden Orb. The lower corner has the value table and the words ‘Postage and Revenue.’ The name of the Colony is set across the sky of the vignette.

Each colony released four stamps of frequently used denominations chosen according to specific criteria:

  1. Inland letter rate
  2. Equal to or below 6d in value
  3. Foreign letter rate
  4. One shilling or local equivalent

List of issuing colonies

  1. Antigua
  2. Ascension
  3. Bahamas
  4. Barbados
  5. Basutoland
  6. Bechuanaland
  7. Bermuda
  8. British Forces in Egypt
  9. British Guiana
  10. British Honduras
  11. Cayman Islands
  12. Ceylon
  13. Cyprus
  14. Dominica
  15. Fiji
  16. Gambia
  17. Gibraltar
  18. Gilbert & Ellice Islands
  19. Gold Coast
  20. Grenada
  21. Hong Kong
  22. Jamaica
  23. Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika
  24. Leeward Islands
  25. Malta
  26. Mauritius
  27. Montserrat,
  28. Newfoundland
  29. Nigeria
  30. Northern Rhodesia
  31. Nyasaland
  32. St. Helena
  33. St. Christopher & Nevis
  34. St. Lucia
  35. St. Vincent
  36. Seychelles
  37. Sierra Leone
  38. Solomon Islands
  39. Somaliland
  40. Straits Settlements
  41. Swaziland
  42. Trinidad & Tobago
  43. Turks & Caicos Islands
  44. Virgin Islands

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