Bermuda 2011 Pioneers of Progress. Piloting

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 19th May, 2011
  • four values
  • Designed by: Jack Ashley, from archive photographs and prints in the National Museum of Bermmuda
  • Printed by: BDT International, Ireland
  • Print Process: lithography
  • stamp format: height 43mm x width 29mm
  • Perforations: 14 x 13.8

35c ~ pilot crew hauling its gig up beach (on wooden rollers), and Heather's chart, first publicly available map of Bermuda
70c ~ painting of the pilot sloop Gibbs Hill under sail, by crewmember George Green (one of two boats taken in to the Government Pilot Service at its inception, 1929), and two pilot gigs racing to be first to meet incoming vessel
85c ~ pilot sloop (larger vessel than gig) under sail, and portrait of pilot Jacob Minors of St David's Island
$1.10 ~ gig ploughing through rough seas, and East End pilot crew relaxing on hillside in 1900