The Stamps and Philately of The Bahamas


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Visited by Christopher Columbus in 1492, but first permanent European settlement was not made until 1647 by British and Bermudan religious refugees. It became a British Crown Colony in 1717 and became independent in 1973. (Here I suggest a visit to this link and follow the 'Christopher Colombus link - a wonderful stamps list at - aj) Postage stamps have been issued since 1859.

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Nassau, Bahamas

  • CIA data on The Bahamas
    Location: Caribbean, chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Florida
    Independence: 10 July 1973 (from UK)

    Bahamas Postage Stamps and Postal History
    , by Peter J. Roberts
    ...had the world's only undersea post office 16 August, 1939 to 25 June 1942.

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