1965 International Co-operation Year Omnibus

Bermuda omnibus issue

Date: 25th October 1965
Cachet: “INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION YEAR” OMNIBUS COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE FIRST DAY COVER 2th OCTOBER, 1965
Stamps: Bermuda International Co-operation Year 1965 4d, 2/6d

1965 International Co-operation Year omnibus FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: 25OCT65B HAMILTON BERMUDA

About the Omnibus issue

Key facts

Designer/Engraver: Victor Whitely
Printers: Harrison & Sons Ltd
Process: Lithography
Perforation: 14½
Watermark: Multiple St Edward’s Crown Block CA
Release Date: 25th October 1965

Issuing territories: 31 common design and 16 local designs
Number of stamps: 64 common design. Total of 107 stamps and 2 souvenir sheets

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 1965 to be the International Cooperation Year. The goal was to increase awareness, understanding, and the importance of cooperation in the world community to facilitate the peaceful resolution of major international conflicts.

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. Brunei
  11. Cayman Islands
  12. Dominica
  13. Falkland Islands
  14. Fiji
  15. Gibraltar
  16. Gilbert & Ellice Islands
  17. Grenada
  18. Hong Kong
  19. Mauritius
  20. Montserrat
  21. New Hebrides Condominium (2 sets English and French)
  22. Pitcairn Islands
  23. St Helena
  24. St Kitts Nevis
  25. St Lucia
  26. Seychelles and ZES
  27. South Arabia
  28. Swaziland
  29. Tristan da Cunha
  30. Turks and Caicos Islands
  31. Virgin Islands

Local design – list of issuing territories

  1. Canada (1)
  2. Ceylon (2)
  3. Cyprus (2)
  4. Ghana (souvenir sheet 4 stamps)
  5. Great Britain (2)
  6. Kenya Uganda Tanzania (4)
  7. Maldive Islands (souvenir sheet 3 stamps)
  8. New Zealand (1)
  9. Nigeria (2)
  10. Various others

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