Stamps - 1949 UPU : British Empire Omnibus : Issuing Countries

Full List of the 63 participating territories

1949 UPU The 75th anniversary of the UPU (Universal Postal Union) in 1949 was the occasion for a large number of commemorative issues throughout the world.

The Crown Agents produced an 'omnibus' issue of 63 sets/4 stamps, comprising the same four designs for each country. The low value of each set has a silhouette of a streamlined steam locomotive.

The stamps were issued in sheets of 60 (5 x 12). To our knowledge, no significant design varieties exist. The 63 territories are listed alphabetically below (with the Malayan States grouped together for convenience).

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Country Face Value Colour Notes
Aden 2½ annas/20 cents Blue .
Aden-Hadhramaut 2½ annas/20 cents Blue Inscribed Qu'aiti State of Shihr and Muralla
Aden-Seiyun 2½ annas/20 cents Blue .
Antigua 2½d Blue .
Ascension Island 3d Red .
Bahamas 2½d Violet .
Barbados 1½d Orange .
Bsautoland 1½d Blue .
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1½d Blue .
Bermuda 2½d Black .
- ditto - 2½d Black variety 'A' of 'CA' of watermark omitted - Rare
British Guiana 4 cents Red .
British Honduras 4 cents Green .
British Virgin Islands 2½d Blue Inscribed Virgin Islands
Brunei 8 cents Red .
Cayman Islands 2½d Orange .
Cyprus 1½ pi Violet .
Dominica 5 cents Blue .
Falkland Islands 1d Violet .
Falkland Is. Dependencies 1d Violet .
Fiji 2d Reddish Purple .
Gambia 1½d Black .
Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1d Greyish Purple .
Gibraltar 2d Red .
Gold Coast 2d Brown .
Grenada 5 cents Blue .
Hong Kong 10 cents Violet .
Jamaica 1½d Brown .
Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika 20 cents Orange Inscribed Kenya Tanganyika and Uganda
Leeward Islands 2½d Black .
Malaya-Johore 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Kedah 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Kelantan 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Malacca 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Negri Sembilan 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Pahang 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Penang 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Perak 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Perlis 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Selangor 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Singapore 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malaya-Trengganu 10 cents Greyish Purple .
Malta 2½d Violet .
Mauritius 12 cents Red .
Montserrat 2½d Blue .
Nigeria 1d Reddish Purple .
North Borneo 8 cents Red .
Northern Rhodesia 2d Red .
Nyasaland 1d Green .
Pitcairn Islands 2½d Brown .
St.Helena 3d Red .
St.Kitts-Nevis 2½d Blue .
St.Lucia 5 cents Violet .
St.Vincent 5 cents Blue .
Sarawak 8 cents Red .
Seychelles 18 cents Reddish Purple .
Sierra Leone 1½d Greyish Purple .
Solomon Islands 2d Brown Inscribed British Solomon Islands
Somaliland Protectorate 1 anna/10 cents Red .
Swaziland 1½d Blue .
Tonga 2½d Blue .
Trinidad & Tobago 5 cents Reddish Purple .
Turks & Caicos Islands 2½d Orange .
Zanzibar 20 cents Orange .

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