1975 200th Anniversary of Gunpowder Plot 1775

Commemorating the Gunpowder Plot at St. George’s

Date: 27th October 1975
Cachet: Printed – 200th ANNIVERSARY of GUNPOWDER PLOT at St. GEORGES 1775. AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. BERMUDA OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER. Stamped – First Day of Issue “200th Anniversary of Gunpowder Plot” 27th October, 1975
Stamps: 5c; 17c; 20c and 25c various scenes.

1975 200th Anniversary Gunpowder Plot FDC

Type: Official First Day Cover
CDS: 27OCT75D HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: St. George’s

1975 200th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot MS

Type: Miniature Sheet
Text: Gunpowder was urgently needed by the American Army in 1775 during the War of Independence and one dark night in August of that year, a band of sympathisers broke through the roof of the Royal Magazine at St. George’s. One hundred barrels of gunpowder were taken to the American ships lying off Tobacco Bay. The daring theft was not discovered until the next morning. Artistic licence shows the magazine closer to the sea than was actually so. The American ships lay further out to sea, but complete accuracy would spoil a stirring picture.
Dimensions: 165x138mm

1975 200th Anniversary Gunpowder Plot 17c FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: 27OCT75D HAMILTON BERMUDA
Stamped Cachet: FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
Address: St. George’s and Crown Agents Stamp Bureau, 4 Millbank, London SW1
Stamp: 17c

1975 200th Anniversary Gunpowder Plot 5c and 17c FDC

Type: First Day Cover
CDS: 27OCT75D HAMILTON BERMUDA
Stamped Cachet: FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
Address: FLEETWOOD, CHEYENNE, WYOMING, U.S.A.
Stamp: 5c and 17c

1975 200th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot FDC

Type: Official First Day Cover
CDS: 27OCT75D HAMILTON BERMUDA
Address: Bermudiana Road, Hamilton

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