Bermuda Mint Stamps – Bermuda Used Stamps – Bermuda Newest Stamps
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia. Its long history in the American Revolution, American Civil War and as a prison for Boer war prisoners is all due to its strategic location. The first Bermuda stamps were postmaster provisionals of 1848 and are very rare.
General stamp issues for Bermuda started in 1865 and include many rare Queen Victoria issues. The King George V key plates of 1925 are among the most popular sets but the King George VI are certainly the most attractive and desirable. The 1938 series has many stamp varieties listed by Gibbons Catalog in detail which make their collecting most interesting. A series of Cold War meetings of heads of state in 1953 and 1956 led to interesting overprint stamps from Bermuda.
The Bermuda decimal issue of 1970 led to a U.S. dollar equivalent series of stamps. Bermuda stamps are noticeable for their very high quality, relevance to Bermuda affairs and include such popular and well designed topical stamps as lighthouse stamps, dog stamps, flower stamps, ship stamps and Audubon bird centenary stamps.
Bermuda is one of the most popular of all British Commonwealth collecting areas.
New issue stamps of Bermuda are available from Herrick Stamp Company automatic new issue service or our illustrated bulletins which are posted to our website, www.herrickstamp.com every two weeks.