1965 International Telecommunications Union Centenary

Bermuda ITU Omnibus Issue

Date: 17th May 1965
Cachet: “INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION CENTENARY COMMEMORATIVE” OMNIBUS ISSUE FIRST DAY COVER 17th MAY, 1965.
Stamps: 2/- and 3d Bermuda INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION CENTENARY – 1865 – 1965 Omnibus Issue

1965 International Telecommunication Union Centenary FDC

Type: Collectors 1st Day Cover
CDS: 17MAY65 HAMILTON BERMUDA
Cachet: INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION CENTENARY – BERMUDA – 1965

1965 International Telecommunication Union Centenary FDC

Type: Collectors 1st Day Cover
CDS: 17MAY65A ST. GEORGES BERMUDA
Cachet: INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION CENTENARY – BERMUDA – 1965
Address: Mrs F. C. Outerbridge, “Durnford House”, St. George’s, Bermuda

1965 ITU Centenary Omnibus Issue FDC

Type: Official First Day of Issue Cover
CDS: 17MAY65 HAMILTON BERMUDA
Printed Cachet: International Telecommunications Union 1865-1965 Official First Day of Issue Cover. Featuring 1965 Satellite Tracking Aerial and 1865 Double Needle Telegraph
Address: Crown Agents Stamp Bureau, 4 Millbank, London SW1

1965 ITU Centenary Omnibus Issue FDC

Type: Official First Day of IssueCover
CDS: 17MAY65 HAMILTON BERMUDA
Printed Cachet: International Telecommunications Union 1865-1965 Official First Day of Issue Cover. Featuring 1965 Satellite Tracking Aerial and 1865 Double Needle Telegraph

About the Omnibus issue

Key facts

Designer: Michael Goaman
Printer: Joh Enschedé Security Print
Process: Lithography
Perforation: comb 11 x 11½
Release Date: 17th May 1965

Co-ordinators: Crown Agents
Issuing territories: 32
Number of stamps: 64

1965 saw the centenary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). To mark the anniversary an Omnibus collection was issued by the Crown Colonies, a total of 64 stamps from 32 different territories.

The 64 stamps were co-ordinated by the Crown Agents’ offices in London. The single key plate design, using Michael Goaman’s design as its centrepiece, was varied for each territory by the duty plate which added country name and denomination. The stamps were printed in Great Britain and then shipped to each issuing territory.

List of participating territories

  1. Antigua
  2. Ascension
  3. Bahamas
  4. Barbados
  5. Basutoland
  6. Bechuanaland
  7. Bermuda
  8. British Guiana
  9. British Honduras
  10. British Solomon Islands
  11. British Virgin Islands
  12. Brunei
  13. Cayman Islands
  14. Dominica
  15. Falkland Islands
  16. Fiji
  17. Gibraltar
  18. Gilbert and Ellice Islands
  19. Grenada
  20. Hong Kong
  21. Mauritius
  22. Montserrat
  23. New Hebrides
  24. Pitcairn Islands
  25. St. Helena
  26. St. Christopher Nevis Anguilla
  27. St. Lucia
  28. St. Vincent
  29. Seychelles
  30. Swaziland
  31. Tristan Da Cunha
  32. Turks & Caicos Islands

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