Last Updated: January 4, 2017 

Perot Post Office Bermuda

 
Perot's Post Office is named after the man who was appointed Bermuda's first Postmaster General in 1821 - William B. Perot. He was actually acting as an unofficial post man for several years, meeting the ships and tucking the letters under his hat before touring the town to deliver them. Perot went one step further in 1848 when he began to produce his own postage stamps. 
 
Only 11 are known to exist today, making each one extremely valuable. One of his postage stamps was auctioned for $92,000 in 1985. Because of Perot, Bermuda became only the second British colony after Mauritius to have its own postage stamps. Perot was a postmaster by trade and a gardener by choice. 
 
 
 
Perot used to stamp every outgoing mail himself by hand. Seeing this tedious job, his friend J.B. Heyl then came out with a solution. He suggested that instead of stamping every mail, Perot stamps a whole sheet of postmark paper, signs the stamps and sells the sheet of stamps for a shilling. People could then tear off a stamp from the sheet and use it for postage. Perot now got more free time for gardening. 
 
Perot Post Office Bermuda 
Perot Post Office Bermuda 
 
The little post office, is still very much the same as Perot kept it, neat and simply furnished. The building has been repaired and restored by Bermuda Government. There is still an active branch post office operating out of this building. 
 
Inside Perot Post Office 
Perot Post Office 
 
Perot retired in 1862. You will find Perot's and his wife's portraits in Bermuda Historical Society which is located next to the post office. 
 
Open Hours 
There is no admission fee and the post office is open between 9a.m - 5p.m from Monday - Friday. It's closed on public holidays. 
 
How to reach Perot Post Office Bermuda? 
Visit Bermuda Tourist Map to view the location and other attractions around. 
It's located in Hamilton city on Queen Street at the junction of Reid Street.  
Address is 11 Queen Street, Hamilton. Phone: 441/292 9052 
 
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