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25th September 1865

British Colonies 20

  Bermuda Sc1  

perf 14, Crown and CC wmk, typographed
Printed by De La Rue, London

Description Date Issued Scott# SG# Mi# Y&T# Notes
1 penny rose red 25th September 1865 1 1      
1d dull rose   1a 2      
1d imperf   1b 1a      
2d blue 14th March 1866 2 3      
2d bright blue 1877 2 4      
3d buff 10th March 1873 3 5      
3d orange 1875 3a 5b      
6d brown lilac 25th September 1865 4 6     SG "dull durple"
6d lilac 2nd July 1874 5 7     SG "dull mauve"
1 shilling green 25th September 1865 6 8      

From the David J. Saul collection
Bermuda SGO1

Bermuda made a famous local issue in 1848, the handstamps produced by the postmaster William Perot. According to Mackay [1], these issues were not recognised until the end of the century but it was eventually discovered that Perot, postmaster at Hamilton from 1818 until 1862, developed this system to ensure payment on the suggestion of Mr. Heyl, a neighbouring shopkeeper. The image shown is from the sale of David J. Saul's collection at Spink's auction house in 2013. This lot sold for £85,000. Confirmation of permission to show the image is awaited.