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TRUE BLUE (Crooked Island) temporary rubber datestamp, Bahamas postal history
1952 cover from Senorita G. Moss on Crooked Island to The Voice of Prophecy, Nassau with KG6 1d (SG.151a) tied TRUE BLUE (TRD 3C, D1) dated APR 12 1952, some cover edge crumpling.
£48


ORANGE CREEK (Cat Island) temporary rubber datestamp, Bahamas postal history
1950 printed card from Harold. S. Poitier on Cat Island to the Bible School, Nassau with KG6 1d (SG.151a) tied purple ORANGE CREEK (TRD 3C, D1) dated OCT 16 1950.
£75


PRESTWICK AIR CRASH, Bahamas postal history
1954 charred and grimy commercial cover to Kenneth Mackintosh, Nassau from Williamson's Linoleum store posted with red Lancaster & Morecambe meter machine for 1/3d dated 22 X11 54, three days later boxed purple "SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/ PRESTWICK 25-12-54" cachet applied, intact Williamson & Son Statement of Account to the Community Furniture Store for goods received.
£125


BAHAMAS to Isle of Wight re-directed Hyeres, France postal history
1910 printed Royal Coat-of-Arms flap cover to Shanklin, Isle of Wight with indistinctly tied 1d Staircase, on arrival re-directed to Hyeres, France with three copies GB KE7 d (one defective) tied SHANKLIN S.O. DE 22 10 d/rings, cover poorly opened.
£40

Tourism slogan NASSAU CALLING/MORE ATTRACTIVE/THAN EVER, Bahamas postal history
1927 commercial cover to Lennards Ltd, Bristol with KGV 1d pmk'd Nassau 10 FE 27, alongside rare 3-line "NASSAU CALLING/MORE ATTRACTIVE/THAN EVER" handstamp.
£120


MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas postal history
1924 reg. "Iremonger" cover to Bristol with KGV 4d (SG.21) tied MARSH HARBOUR (T.1, D2 LRD) bluish-black reversed C/DE 25 24 cds, b/stamped Nassau and London.
Proud handbook records D2 with "A" code but as this is the only example I have handled I cannot confirm whether two codes were used.
£95

GREAT GUANO CAY, Bahamas postal history
1934 Alan S. Round reg. cover to Stourbridge with KGV 2d, 3d pmk'd GREAT GUANO CAY (T.7 I, D3) 27 NOV 34 cds.
£85

SIMMS LONG ISLAND, Bahamas postal history
1925 reg. commercial cover from Caroline E. Knowles (per flap with sender seal removed by scissors) to the Priscilla Publishing Company in Boston, Massachusetts with 3 x KGV 1d tied SIMMS LONG ISLAND (T3a, D2) 24 JAN 25 d/rings.
£65

MAN OF WAR CAY, BAHAMAS postal history
1927 reg. cover to Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire with block of four KGV 4d orange-yellow (SG.121) pmk'd MAN OF WAR CAY (T.4, D3) dated 10 OC 27.
£95

KNOWLES'S, Bahamas postal history
1932 reg. cover to C.E. Cedar, Tacoma, Washington with KGV 2d (SG.84a) pmk'd KNOWLES'S (T.5, D2) */SP 13 32, b/stamped Miami SP 21 transit.
£85

RAGGED ISLAND, Bahamas postal history
1935 reg. cover to Alan Round, Stourbridge with Sheet Number 150 KGV 4d yellow (SG.85a) pmk'd RAGGED ISLAND (T.5, D3) */FE 2 35, further strike on reverse plus Nassau (8 FE) and Stourbridge (22 FE).
£60




INAGUA, Bahamas postal history
1903 use of KE7 1d UPU Post Card with full German text headed "17.9.03" pmk'd INAGUA SP 18 without year to Lubeck, Germany re-directed to Charlottenberg with handstamped and 14.10.03 pmk'd label affixed which translates "Not determined, confirmed P.A.I. Charlottenburg" and "Work of reference, recognised" (Nachschlagewerke eingesehen), unusual.
£95


FOX HILL, Bahamas postal history
1929 use of KGV 2d orange PSRE commercially used to Lennards Ltd, Bristol with added KGV 1d pmk'd blue FOX HILL (T. 7 I, D3) */FE 22 29 cds, reverse with Nassau 22 FE 29 and red hooded REGISTERED LONDON 8 MR 29 transit, opened along base only.
£240


JAMES'CISTERN, Bahamas postal history
1932 cover to Tacoma, Washington with KGV 1d pmk'd JAMES'CISTERN (T. 71, D2) 3 SEP 32 cds, philatelic but an extremely rare office.
£90

THE FERRY, EXUMA, Bahamas postal history
1925 commercial use of KGV 2d orange PSRE with added KGV 1d pmk'd THE FERRY, EXUMA (T.7 I, D3) dated 30 APR 26 to Montgomery Ward, Chicago.
£60


Cunard White Star Line R.M.S. HOMERIC" Letter Card, Bahamas postal history
1935 illustrated and printed LETTER CARD to Chesham, Bucks with KGV 6d pmk'd Nassau FEB 11 1935 machine cancel.
£48

MAIL TO GRANTLEY ADAMS, Barbados postal history
1952 cover from the Board of Trade pmk'd London OFFICIAL PAID machine cancel dated 7 JAN 1952 to The Hon. G.H. Adams, C.M.G., House of Assembly, Bridgetown with handstruck "MISSENT TO BAHAMAS" supported by Nassau JAN 11 1952 machine cancel on reverse.
Grantley Herbert Adams founded the Barbados Labour Party and was Premier 1953-1958. The International Airport was named after him in 1976 and in 1998 he was named as one of the National Heroes of Barbados. His son, John "Tom" Adams (a keen philatelist), was Prime Minister 1976-1985.
£45

MAIL FROM THE TINY ISLAND OF WATER CAY, Bahamas postal history
1929 commercial cover from Rebecca Saunders, Water Cay, Grand Bahamas appended (via) "To Eight Mile Rock" addressed to Montgomery Ward, Chicago with KGV 1d pmk'd blue ink GRAND BAHAMA (T.3, D2) 23 JAN 29 d/ring with fleuron at base.
In 1926 a local mail service by small boat started from the island of Eight Mile Rock to Water Cay, 40 miles north with 150 inhabitants (Proud handbook Page 173).
£165

Manuscript "Nicholls Town Andros", Bahamas postal history
1925 commercial cover to Messrs. W. Barratt & Co. Ltd., Boot Manufacturers, "Footshape" Works, Northampton with KGV 1d pmk'd blue manuscript "20/8/25 Nicholls Town Andros" and further two KGV 1d tied Nassau 25 AU 25 cds, reverse Northampton reg. oval 7 SP 25 arrival.
£350

PURE GOLD, Bahamas postal history
1927 commercial reg. cover with Daniel Danes, Pure Gold, Andros Island sender's address to Montgomery Ward, Chicago with 3 x KGV 1d tied PURE GOLD (ERD T.4, D2) 10 FE 27 cds.
£240
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