1963 International Red Cross Centenary omnibus issue

Commemorating 100 years of the International Red Cross

Date: 2nd September 1963
Cachet: INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS, OMNIBUS ISSUE. FIRST DAY COVER 2ND. SEPTEMBER, 1963.
Stamps: Bermuda omnibus issue 3d and 1/3 INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS CENTENARY 1863-1963

1963 Red Cross Centenary 1/3 block of 4 FDC

Type: OHMS First Day Cover
CDS: -2SEP63B ST. GEORGES BERMUDA
Address: Mrs F. C. Outerbridge, “Durnford”, St. George’s, Bermuda
Stamps: 1/3 block of 4

1963 Red Cross Centenary OHMS FDC

Type: OHMS First Day Cover
CDS: -2SEP63D HAMILTON BERMUDA
Envelope: #10 Envelope ON HER MAJESTY’S SERVICE. GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PEMBROKE, BERMUDA
Address: British Council Ros. 1, Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1 England.

About the Omnibus issue

Key facts

Designer/Engraver: Victor Whitely
Printers: Bradbury Wilkinson & Co Ltd
Process: Lithography
Perforation: 13½
Watermark: Multiple St Edward’s Crown Block CA
Release Date: 2nd September 1963

Issuing territories: 31 common design and 10 local designs
Number of stamps: 64 common design. Total of 107 stamps and 2 souvenir sheets

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Standard issue – list of issuing territories

  1. Antigua
  2. Ascension
  3. Bahamas
  4. Basutoland
  5. Bechuanaland Protectorate
  6. Bermuda
  7. British Guiana
  8. British Honduras
  9. British Solomon Islands
  10. Cayman Islands
  11. Dominica
  12. Falkland Islands
  13. Fiji
  14. Gambia
  15. Gibraltar
  16. Gilbert & Ellice Islands
  17. Grenada
  18. Hong Kong
  19. Jamaica
  20. Malta
  21. Mauritius
  22. Montserrat
  23. New Hebrides Condominium
  24. Pitcairn Islands
  25. St Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
  26. St Helena
  27. St Lucia
  28. St Vincent
  29. Seychelles
  30. Federation of South Arabia
  31. Swaziland
  32. Tonga
  33. Tristan da Cunha
  34. Virgin Islands
  35. Turks & Caicos Islands

Local design – list of issuing territories

  1. Australia (1)
  2. Cyprus (2)
  3. Ghana (souvenir sheet 4 stamps)
  4. Great Britain (3)
  5. Kenya Uganda Tanganyika (4)
  6. Maldive Islands (3)
  7. Nigeria (3 + souvenir sheet)
  8. Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1)
  9. South Africa (2)
  10. South West Africa (2)

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