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GREGORY TOWN, Bahamas on Order of Good Templars cover to Boston, Massachusetts
1901 cover to Boston, Mass. with QV 2d pmk'd sideways up GREGORY TOWN C/AU 1 -- (T.1, D2 last digit of day, and year slugs missing) with NASSAU C/AU 19 01 cds alongside.
£125

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).
£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 PORT HOWE, Cat Island, Bahamas postal history
1930 commercial cover from O.R. Johnson, Port How, C(at) Island to Funk & Wagnalls, New York with KGV 1d tied PORT HOWE (T.3, D2) 13 NOV 30 d/rings with fleuron at base. A very rare office.
£250

ACKLINS ISLAND, Bahamas postal history
1925 reg. commercial cover to Chicago with KGV 1d, 2d pmk'd ACKLINS ISLAND (T.3, D4) 28 APR 25 d/rings with fleuron at base, reverse Nassau 4 MY and Chicago MY 11 transit and arrival.
£95

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

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

POMPEY BAY temporary rubber datestamp, BAHAMAS postal history
1948 commercial cover with Mrs Delores E. Tynes, Pompey Bay, Acklin's Island sender's address to Kansas City, Missouri with KG6 3d tied turquoise ink POMPEY BAY (TRD 2C2, D1) temporary rubber datestamp of JAN 30 1948, reverse Nassau FEB 3 1948 machine slogan.
£160

SPENCER'S POINT, Bahamas postal history
1912 cover addressed by local hand to a logging camp with KE7 1d pmk'd Nassau 16 APR 12 showing very fine SPENCER'S POINT (T.7, D2) 28 APR 12 arrival cds, two strikes of handstruck "UNCLAIMED" in purple and blank ink (each 39 x 5mm, same instrument).
£225

GRANTS TOWN, Bahamas postal history
1927 "Good Samaritan Household of Ruth No. 427" sender address commercial cover to Philadelphia, USA with KGV 1d pmk'd GRANTS TOWN (T.5, D2) */8 MR 27 cds.
£120

WEST END, Bahamas postal history
1935 "New Years Greetings From Bahamas" printed cover to Kingston, New York with KGV S. Jubilee 1d pmk'd WEST END (T.7, D3) 30 DEC 35 cds.
£40

OLD PLACE, Bahamas postal history
1935 cover to John Bethel, Nassau with KGV 1d (SG.117) tied OLD PLACE (T.7 II, D3) 15 APR 35 cds.
£80

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas postal history
1935 cover to The McCarrie School of Mechanical Dentistry, Philadelphia, USA with KGV 1d strip of three tied MARSH HARBOUR (T.5, D4) */AP 30 35 cds, full transit backstamps.
£120
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