Philatelic Bureau moves to Perot Post Office

  • Walton Brown reopens the newly refurbished Perot Post Office (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Walton Brown reopens the newly refurbished Perot Post Office (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The historic Perot Post Office on Hamilton’s Queen Street reopened yesterday after a major refurbishment.

Walton Brown, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, said the renovated post office will now be the home of the Bermuda Philatelic Bureau, which used to be housed in the General Post Office on Church Street.

Mr Brown said: “We view the philatelic bureau’s relocation as a natural transition, as Perot Post Office is considered one of Bermuda’s most iconic historical visitor attractions.

“We anticipate that this move will result in added revenue from the purchase of special edition stamps offered by the philatelic bureau.”

The minister added that stamp collection remained popular and several commemorative stamp series released last year in Bermuda were a hit. Mr Brown said: “Last year, the bureau released three popular commemorative stamp series. In March, it released the 50th Anniversary of the Bermuda Turtle Project.

“In May, it released stamps commemorating the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and in June, the bureau issued a stamp series recognising Bermuda’s cedar-handle bags.

“We’ve found that individuals who engage in the popular hobby of collecting stamps do so because it represents a piece of history, and teaches and educates about art, culture, geography, the environment, science and technology, transportation, entertainment and more. So, we expect that the philatelic bureau will prove to be a popular addition to the Perot Post Office.”

Mr Brown added: “During the renovation period, we were extremely careful to ensure that the upgrades did not affect the historical building status of Perot Post Office.

We are pleased with the outcome, and are also pleased to officially reopen the Perot Post Office with the new addition of the Philatelic Bureau.”

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Published Jan 23, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Jan 23, 2019 at 8:00 am)

Philatelic Bureau moves to Perot Post Office

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