Definitives

Definitive stamps of Bermuda

bermuda-definitivesDefinitive stamps are used for everyday postage to meet current postal rates at the time. Bermuda has a good selection of definitives dating back from Victorian times.

The first stamps known as the Perot Provisionals are not something you are ever likely to come across to purchase, unless you have £150,000 to invest at auction!

The Victorian definitive issues are much more affordable with plenty of them around. The Bermuda Dry Dock stamps were the next definitives with the distinction of the current monarch, King Edward VII, not featuring on these stamps.

Reigning Monarchs

  • Queen Victoria (1840-1901)
  • King Edward VII (1901-1910)
  • King George V (1910-1936)
  • King Edward VIII (1936)
  • King George VI (1936-1952)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (1952 to date)

Bermuda definitive issues

1848-61 – Postmasters’ Stamps
1865-1901 – Queen Victoria definitives
1902-10 – Dry Dock
1910-34 – Ship Type
1918-20 – Ship Type War Tax overprint
1918-32 – King George V High Value Key Types
1936-47 – King George V Pictorials
1938-52 – King George VI Pictorials
1938-53 – King George VI High Value Key Types
1953 – Queen Elizabeth II definitives
1962 – Buildings of Bermuda
1965 – 10d Buildings of Bermuda
1966 – 1/6 Buildings of Bermuda
1970 – Buildings of Bermuda Decimal Overprint
1970 – Bermuda Flowers
1975 – Revalued 1970 Flower Definitive Set
1978 – Bermuda Wildlife Part I
1979 – Bermuda Wildlife Part II
1979 – Bermuda Wildlife Part III
1988 – Bermuda Shipwrecks Part I
1988 – Bermuda Shipwrecks Part II
1994 – Flowering Fruit Part I
1994 – Flowering Fruit Part II
2002-03 – Shells

Bermuda Stamps

Top