Sir Edwin Sandys was an
early settler in Bermuda. One of the Parishes is named for him,
Sandys. The name is properly pronounced “Sands.” In 1953 two stamps
with a map of Bermuda were issued in a set of 17 stamps (SCN 148,
156). On those maps Sandys Parish is mispelled “Sandy’s.” Barbara
McTaggart has pointed out that it was also misspelled on the official
map of Bermuda in 1948. C. F. Black says, "It is believed that the
cartographer who drew [the map] may have mistaken a house for an
apostrophe in the word."
Parish is on the west end of the island. Corrected versions with the
proper spelling “Sandys” were issued in 1957 (149, 157).
With the issue by Bermuda of a stamp with
Emanuel Bowen's map of 1747 it has become clear that the error goes
back much earlier. See