1967 Cable & Wireless Telephone Service Bermuda – Tortola

Commemorating Bermuda / Tortola Cable & Wireless Telephone Link

Date: 14th September 1967
Handstamped cachet: COMMEMORATING BERMUDA/TORTOLA CABLE & WIRELESS TELEPHONE LINK FIRST DAY COVER, SEPTEMBER 14, 1967
Stamps: Bermuda 3d CS Mercury and Chain Links, 1/- Map, Telephone and Microphone, 1/6 Telecommunications Media and 2/6 CS Mercury (Cable Ship) laying cable and underwater scene

Official First Day Covers

Cachet: OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER FIRST ANNIVERSARY TELEPHONE CABLE INAUGURATION OPENED SEPT 14 1966 / BERMUDA CENTRAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE / ROAD TOWN TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.

1967 Cable & Wireless Telephone Service FDC

Type: Official First Day Cover
CDS: 14SEP67 HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: Crown Agents Stamp Bureau, 4 Millbank, London SW1

1967 Cable & Wireless Telephone Service FDC

CDS: 14SEP67B ST. GEORGES BERMUDA
Cachet with light blue ink printer error.
Address: Mrs F. C. Outerbridge, “Durnford”, St. George’s, Bermuda

1967 Cable & Wireless Telephone Service FDC

CDS: 14SEP67B ST. GEORGES BERMUDA
Cachet with light blue ink printer error.
Address: Mr S. M. Paschal, Dover House, Pembroke, Bermuda

Other variants

1967 Cable & Wireless Telephone Service OHMS FDC

Type: OHMS First Day Cover
CDS: 14SEP67 HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: General Post Office, Hamilton, Bermuda

1967 Opening of the New Post Office 3d FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: 14SEP67C HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: Mr. L. R. Swain, P.O Box 128, Hamilton, Bermuda

Errors – Correct cachet and CDS but wrong stamps

Two “First Day Covers” with the incorrect stamp Opening of the New Post Office stamps rather than the correct Cable and Wireless Telephone Service stamps.

1967 Erroneous FDC with wrong stamp

Type: Erroneous First Day Cover
CDS: 14SEP67D HAMILTON BERMUDA
Envelope: BERMUDA CONTRACT DESIGN COMPANY
Address: Hamilton, Bermuda

1967 Erroneous FDC with wrong stamp

Type: Erroneous First Day Cover
CDS: 14SEP67D HAMILTON BERMUDA
Envelope: BERMUDA CONTRACT DESIGN COMPANY
Address: Hamilton, Bermuda

British Virgin Islands First Day Cover

1967 Cable & Wireless Telephone Service Virgin Islands FDC

This first day cover commemorates the same anniversary from the other end of the cable!

Type: British Virgin Islands Official First Day Cover
CDS: SP14 67 ROAD TOWN TORTOLA V.I.
Cachet: OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER FIRST ANNIVERSARY TELEPHONE CABLE INAUGURATION OPENED SEPT 14 1966 / BERMUDA CENTRAL TELEGRAPH OFFICE / ROAD TOWN TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.
Address: Crown Agents Stamp Bureau, 4 Millbank, London SW1

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