Paper Heritage - 1949 UPU : The British Empire Omnibus

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 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 2 annas/20 cents Blue .
Aden-Hadhramaut 2 annas/20 cents Blue Inscribed Qu'aiti State of Shihr and Muralla
Aden-Seiyun 2 annas/20 cents Blue .
Antigua 2d Blue .
Ascension Island 3d Red .
Bahamas 2d Violet .
Barbados 1d Orange .
Bsautoland 1d Blue .
Bechuanaland Protectorate 1d Blue .
Bermuda 2d Black .
British Guiana 4 cents Red .
British Honduras 4 cents Green .
British Virgin Islands 2d Blue Inscribed Virgin Islands
Brunei 8 cents Red .
Cayman Islands 2d Orange .
Cyprus 1 pi Violet .
Dominica 5 cents Blue .
Falkland Islands 1d Violet .
Falkland Is. Dependencies 1d Violet .
Fiji 2d Reddish Purple .
Gambia 1d Black .
Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1d Greyish Purple .
Gibraltar 2d Red .
Gold Coast 2d Brown .
Grenada 5 cents Blue .
Hong Kong 10 cents Violet .
Jamaica 1d Brown .
Kenya Uganda & Tanganyika 20 cents Orange Inscribed Kenya Tanganyika and Uganda
Leeward Islands 2d 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 2d Violet .
Mauritius 12 cents Red .
Montserrat 2d Blue .
Nigeria 1d Reddish Purple .
North Borneo 8 cents Red .
Northern Rhodesia 2d Red .
Nyasaland 1d Green .
Pitcairn Islands 2d Brown .
St.Helena 3d Red .
St.Kitts-Nevis 2d Blue .
St.Lucia 5 cents Violet .
St.Vincent 5 cents Blue .
Sarawak 8 cents Red .
Seychelles 18 cents Reddish Purple .
Sierra Leone 1d Greyish Purple .
Solomon Islands 2d Brown Inscribed British Solomon Islands
Somaliland Protectorate 1 anna/10 cents Red .
Swaziland 1d Blue .
Tonga 2d Blue .
Trinidad & Tobago 5 cents Reddish Purple .
Turks & Caicos Islands 2d Orange .
Zanzibar 20 cents Orange .
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Note: At the time of compiling this page, the low value omnibus of 63 values (as listed above) is in stock at 44.00 for the 'set' of 63 unmounted mint. If you would be interested in purchasing them, please check our Railway sales lists. If it is still available, it will be listed under ' UPU ' amongst our Railways Thematics for Sale ( Countries T to Z ). .

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