1946 Victory and Peace Omnibus Issue

Bermuda Peace Commemorative Issue

Date: 6th November 1946
Stamps: 1½d and 3d Victory Omnibus Issue

1946 Peace Victory FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6NOV46B FLATTS BERMUDA
Cachet: First Day Cover / QUO FATA FERUNT / Bermuda Peace Commemorative Issue

1946 Peace Victory FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6NOV46A ST. GEORGES BERMUDA
Address: Mrs Raymond L. Myers, c/o Ms G. Outerbridge, St. George’s, Bermuda

1946 Peace Victory 1 1/2d plate block 4

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6NOV46B HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: Mr D E Gibbons, 9 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda
Stamps: 1½d Victory Omnibus Issue – plate block of four 59B

1946 Peace Victory 3d plate block 4 FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: -6NOV46B HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: Mr D E Gibbons, 9 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda
Stamp: 3d Victory Omnibus Issue – plate block of four 60A

About the Omnibus issue

Key facts

Designer: De La Rue
Printer: De La Rue
Process: Lithography
Perforation: 14
Watermark: Multiple Script CA
Release Date: 6th May 1935

Issuing territories: 40 (62 total)
Number of stamps: 80 (164 total)

Victory and Peace issue celebrating the victory and peace of the 1939-1945 war. A total of 40 territories participated in the standard issue with a further 21 producing local designs. The standard issues shows the Houses of Parliament within a frame. On the right is a profile of King George VI with a frame and St Edward’s Crown. Both lower corners have the value table and the words ‘Postage and Revenue’ are framed to the right. The name of the territory is set across the a framed panel at the top.

Standard design (2) – list of issuing territories

  1. Aden
  2. Ascension
  3. Bahamas
  4. Barbados
  5. Bermuda
  6. British Guiana
  7. British Honduras
  8. British Solomon Islands
  9. British Somaliland
  10. British Virgin Islands
  11. Cayman Islands
  12. Ceylon
  13. Cyprus
  14. Dominica
  15. Falkland Islands
  16. Falkland Islands Dependencies
  17. Fiji
  18. Gambia
  19. Gibraltar
  20. Gilbert & Ellice Islands
  21. Gold Coast
  22. Grenada
  23. Jamaica
  24. Kenya Uganda Tanganyika
  25. Leeward Islands
  26. Malta
  27. Mauritius
  28. Montserrat
  29. Nigeria
  30. Northern Rhodesia
  31. Nyasaland
  32. Pitcairn Islands
  33. St Helena
  34. St Kitts-Nevis
  35. St Lucia
  36. St Vincent
  37. Seychelles
  38. Sierra Leone
  39. Trinidad & Tobago
  40. Turks & Caicos Islands

Local design – list of issuing territories

  1. Aden – Seiyun (2)
  2. Aden – Shihr and Mukalla (2)
  3. Australia (3)
  4. Pakistan – Bahawalpur (1)
  5. Burma (4)
  6. Basutoland (3×2 South Africa overprinted in Afrikaans and English)
  7. Bechuanaland Protectorate (3×2 South Africa overprinted in Afrikaans and English)
  8. Cook Islands (4 New Zealand overprint)
  9. Great Britain
  10. Hong Kong (2)
  11. India (4)
  12. India – Hyderabad (1)
  13. Morocco (2 GB overprinted Tangier)
  14. New Zealand (11)
  15. Niue (4 New Zealand overprint)
  16. South Africa (3×2 Afrikaans and English)
  17. South West Africa (3×2 South Africa overprinted in Afrikaans and English)
  18. Southern Rhodesia (4)
  19. Swaziland Protectorate (3×2 South Africa overprinted in Afrikaans and English)
  20. Western Samoa (4 New Zealand overprint)
  21. Zanzibar (2)

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