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1941 Naval Operating Base Bermuda BR Patriotic Cover

1941 Naval Operating Base Bermuda BR

United States Navy US Naval Air Base First official mail was sent on 14th July 1941. The Marine Barracks NOB Bermuda was opened after the Marine Detachment Bermuda was closed on July 13th 1941. This base was part of the Land Lease program which exchanged British Bases for US Ships. Type: Patriotic Cover Date: 9th […]

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1941 King George VI 3d Pictorial FDC

1941 King George VI 3d Pictorial Issue

New stamp added to the Pictorial Issue Date: 16th July 1941 Stamp: 3d King George VI Pictorial featuring St David’s Lighthouse Type: First Day Cover CDS: 16JUL41B ST. GEORGES BERMUDA Address: Donald Outerbridge, York Street, St. George’s, Bermuda Stamps: 3d Block of four printer marginal “BRADBURY, WILKINSON & Co., Ltd., NEW MALDEN, SURREY, ENGLAND” and […]

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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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