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1980 Bermuda Miss World FDC

1980 Bermuda Miss World

Commemorating Miss Bermuda’s Miss World win Gina Swainson was the official representative of Bermuda to the 1979 Miss World pageant held at the Albert Hall in London on November 15, 1979, she captured the crown of Miss World. Upon her return to Bermuda, there was a parade in Gina’s honour and she was depicted on […]

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1979 Bermuda Police Service Centenary FDC

1979 Bermuda Police Service Centenary

One hundred years of the Bermuda Police Type: Official First Day Cover Date: 26th November 1979 Cachet: BERMUDA POLICE SERVICE CENTENARY / OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER / Release date: 26th November 1979 Stamps: POLICE CENTENARY 1879-1979 8c male and female police officers; 20c police office in Birdcage; 25c Police launch “Blue Heron” and 50c Police […]

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1979 Bermuda Antique Maps FDC

1979 Bermuda Antique Maps

Commemorating the Antique Maps of Bermuda Date: 14th May 1979 Stamps: 8c Map by George SOMERS 1609, 15c Maps John SELLER 1685; 20c Map by H. Moli, 1729-1740; 25c Map by Desbruslins 1740 and 50c Map by Speed 1626 Official First Day Covers Cachet: BERMUDA Antique Maps OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER Release date 14th May […]

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1979 Bermuda Wildlife Definitive Pt III

1979 Bermuda Wildlife Definitive Part III

More definitives for the popular wildlife issue Date: 12th March 1979 Stamps: 20c Foureye Butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus; 25c Red Hind Epinephelus guttatus; 50c Banded Butterfly Fish Chaetodon striatus; 40c Rock Beauty Holacanthus tricolor; $1 Blue Angel Fish Holacanthus bermudensis; and $2 Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Type: Official First Day Cover CDS: 12MAR79 MANGROVE BAY BERMUDA The […]

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1979 Bermuda Wildlife Definitive Pt II FDC

1979 Bermuda Wildlife Definitive Part II

Additional values for the wildlife definitives Date: 19th February 1979 Stamps: 7c Whistling Frog Eleutherodactylus johnstonei; 10c Spiny Lobster Panlirus argus; 12c Land Crab Gecarcinus lateralis; 15c Lizard (Skink) Eumerces longirostris; 30c Monarch Butterfly Danus plexippus; $3 Green Turtle Chelonis mydas Type: First Day Cover CDS: 19FEB79B HAMILTON BERMUDA Cachet: BERMUDA WILDLIFE DEFINITIVE PART II […]

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1979 Bermupex CC

1979 Bermupex 79

Bermuda Philatelic Society A series of stamp shows held in Bermuda from 1974 to 1980. Date: 17th February 1979 Type: Commemorative Cover CDS: BERMUPEX 79 17.2.79 HOLIDAY INN BERMUDA Stamp: 20c Coralita definitive. Holiday Inn Bermuda The Holiday Inn Hotel opened in 1973 in St George’s on a hill top close to the St. Catherine’s […]

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