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A Bermuda cedar handled bag commemorative stamp. (Photograph supplied)

Iconic Bermuda bags with cedar handles are featured on a new commemorative postage stamp issued today.

The Bermuda Post Office has issued a stamp series with the 1970s fashion item — a popular gift item for decades.

A Post Office spokesman said: “The bag gained name recognition to rival that of Bermuda shorts.

“It became so coveted as a fashionable accessory, it was copied overseas and became known simply as the ‘Bermuda bag’.

“This iconic bag is a tribute to the Bermudians who carved it, sewed it and marketed it, as well as to individuals everywhere who admired, acquired and preserved it.”

A traditional Bermuda bag with a cedar handle. (Photograph supplied)