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1939 Pan Am First Transatlantic Airmail Southern Route FF

1939 Pan Am First Transatlantic Airmail Southern Route

First official airmail despatch from Great Britain First Official Airmail despatch from Great Britain to Bermuda. Pan Am initiated two transatlantic air service routes with the Boeing 314 Yankee Clipper.  The Southern Route operated via Bermuda and the Azores en route to Lisbon, Portugal and Marseille, France. See Northern Route… CDS: 1.15PM 30 MY 39 […]

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1938 King George VI Pictorials set FDC

1938 King George VI Pictorial Issue

New King George VI pictorials Stamps depicting various scenes around Bermuda to replace the King George V versions. Date: 20th January 1938 Cachet: FIRST DAY COVER JANUARY 20, 1938 BERMUDA Stamps: 1d South Shore; 1½d South Shore; 2d Yacht Lucie (light blue and sepia);  2½d Grape Bay, Paget Parish; 3d St David’s Lighthouse (black and […]

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1938 C6a Registered Envelope PS

1938 Registered Envelopes KGVI

New postal stationery items Type: Postal Stationery Registered Letter Issue date: 1938 Higgins & Gage: #C6a Embossed head of King George VI Type 4 THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY, LIMITED (with serifs) Text: REGISTERED LETTER / THIS LETTER MUST BE GIVEN TO AN OFFICER OF THE POST OFFICE TO BE REGISTERED, AND A RECEIPT […]

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1937 Cavalier Bermuda to New York 3d stamps First Flight

1937 Bermuda to New York Air Service RMA Cavalier First Flight

Commemorating the first flight between Bermuda and New York Cavalier was a Short Empire flying boat with the registration G-ADUU that had been launched on 21 November 1936 and delivered to Imperial Airways. In 1937, Imperial Airways and Pan American World Airways opened up a New York-Bermuda-London flying-boat passenger service. Imperial Airways used Cavalier on […]

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1937 George VI Coronation FDC

1937 Coronation King George VI

Bermuda Coronation First Day Cover Bermuda issued an omnibus issue to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI on 12th May 1937. Date: 14th May 1937 Common Cachet: Stamped – CORONATION KING GEORGE VI. FIRST DAY COVER Stamps: Omnibus issue 12th May 1937 BERMUDA 1d, 1½d and 2½d Type: First Day Cover CDS: 14MAY37C HAMILTON […]

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1936 The Royal Navy send Birthday Greetings to King George VI

Birthday greetings to the new King Date: 27th October 1936 Type: Commemorative Cover CDS: 14.DEC36? IRELAND ISLAND BERMUDA / 14 DEC 1936 MAIL OFFICE H.M.S. “APOLLO” Cachet: The Royal Navy sends Birthday Greetings to His Majesty King George 6 December 14, 1936 Address: Mrs. C.C. Jones, Box 233, Ballardvale, Massachusetts U.S.A Stamp: 1½d South Shore […]

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