Sale 1246 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 1-2 December, 2021

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Category — Bahamas

Lot
Symbol
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
3013
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3013, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1811 "Bahamas" Straightline. Bold strike on unpaid folded cover to London, manuscript "Revd. Dr. Stephen, Augst. 22, 1811" docketing on interior flap, rated "2/-" and London Nov. 21, 1811 arrival backstamp, cover with minor tear at bottom, Very Fine strike

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E. 300-400
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3014
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3014, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1845 "Bahamas" Straightline. Crisp strike in red on folded cover addressed to Kent, England, rated "1/-" in red with London Feb. 11, 1845 tombstone arrival datestamp, Very Fine and quite scarce

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E. 300-400
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3015
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3015, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1856 Folded Letter from Long Cay. Unpaid folded letter datelined "Long Cay, July 2st, 1856" and addressed to Boston, Mass., "Boston Mass. 24 Oct" arrival datestamp and "5" and "Ship" handstamps, Very Fine and scarce cover originating in Long Cay

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E. 300-400
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3016
Pbl
Sale 1246, Lot 3016, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1859, 1p Black, Imperforate Plate Proof. Block of four printed on thick card, large to ample margins all around, bold color and intense impression, Very Fine and scarce multiple

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E. 400-500
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3017
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3017, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1861, 1p Lake, Clean Cut Perf 14-16 (2a; SG 3). Unusually well-centered, full perfs all around, cancelled by "27" of the Out Islands, Very Fine, a surprisingly scarce stamp, particularly in this impressive quality, ex Ludington and Charlton Henry, with 2007 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $950.00, SG £750

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E. 400-500
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3018
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3018, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1862, 4p Rose, Perf 13 (9; SG 18). Used with 1862, 1p Carmine Lake (8a; SG 16) horizontal pair, cancelled or tied by "A05" barred cancel with "Bahamas NO 21, 1862" despatch circular datestamp on reverse of mourning cover to London, manuscript "5" crayon rating, London arrival datestamp, cover with light soiling and missing part of backflap

VERY FINE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE USE OF THE 1862 ONE-PENNY AND 4-PENCE PERFORATED 13 ON TRANS-ATLANTIC MOURNING COVER.

These stamps are scarce as used singles but on cover are quite rare. Stanley Gibbons recommends a "from x 6" multiplier for covers.

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E. 3,000-4,000
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3019
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3019, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1862, 6p Gray Violet, Perf 13 (10; SG 19). Wide margins, wonderfully fresh color, neat "A05" barred cancel, Very Fine, with 2017 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $600.00, SG £475

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E. 200-300
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3020
P
Sale 1246, Lot 3020, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1863, 6p Deep Violet, Watermark CC. Small part original gum due to presence of large paper h.r., large margins to clear, fresh color, Fine and scarce, with 1955 R.P.S. certificate

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E. 200-300
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3021
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3021, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1863, 4p Rose (13; SG 26). Tied by "A05" barred cancel with "Bahamas JA 5, 1871" despatch circular datestamp on reverse of cover to Kingston, Jamaica, manuscript rated "4" and "1" due handstamp, St. Thomas transit and Kingston arrival backstamps, boxed "Returned Letter Branch, 4 MY 71, Jamaica" and red "Unclaimed" handstamps, Very Fine and scarce use

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E. 750-1,000
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3022
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3022, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1863, 4p Rose (13; SG 26). Two covers, first a vertical pair tied by "A05" barred oval on cover to Geneva, NY, "Steamship 10" circular handstamp, Bahamas Apr. 9, 1864 despatch on reverse, slightly reduced at left, second cover a single tied by both "A05" barred oval and "5 N. York Br. Pkt" circular handstamp on cover to Albany, NY, "Nassau, New Providence FE 13, 1864" despatch backstamp, missing backflap and small tear, each cover from the same correspondence, Fine

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E. 300-400
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3023
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3023, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1863, 4p Dull Rose (13b; SG 27). Tied by "A05" barred cancel with "Bahamas JY 23, 1870" despatch circular datestamp on reverse of folded cover to New York, "N.Y. Steamship 3, Jul. 30" arrival datestamp, cover with small tear at top of no consequence, Very Fine

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E. 400-500
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3024
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3024, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1863, 4p Dull Rose (13b; SG 27). Rich color, cancelled by "A05" barred cancel with "Bahamas MR 11, 1866" despatch circular datestamp on reverse of cover to New York, "N. York Br. Pkt. 5 MAR 17" arrival datestamp, Very Fine and handsome use

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E. 300-400
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3025
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3025, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1863, 4p Dull Rose (13b; SG 27). Vertical pair, well-centered, cancelled by "A05" barred cancel with Bahamas Jan. 11, 1869 despatch circular datestamp on reverse of yellow cover to New York, manuscript "Columbia" ship name at bottom left, New York arrival datestamp, bottom stamp with minute tear and cover slightly reduced at left, otherwise Fine

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E. 300-400
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3026
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3026, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1882, 4p Rose, Perf 12 (25; SG 41). Original gum, h.r., lovely pastel shade, fresh and Very Fine, signed Bloch, Scott $925.00, SG £550

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E. 300-400
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3027
ogbl
Sale 1246, Lot 3027, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1926, £1 Green & Black (84; SG 125). Block of four, original gum, three stamps lightly hinged, other is Mint N.H., wonderfully rich color, minor perf separation at top, Very Fine, catalogued as singles, Scott $860.00, SG £720

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E. 200-300
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3028
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3028, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1935, 1sh Jubilee, Dot by Flagstaff (SG 144h). Plate 4, position R. 8/4, neat Nov. 27, 1935 circular datestamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce in used condition, SG £400

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E. 150-200
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3029
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Sale 1246, Lot 3029, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1935, 1sh Jubilee, Dash by Turret (SG 144i). Mint N.H. with selvage at right, plate 4, R. 3/6, precise centering, bold colors, Very Fine and choice, a scarce and collectible variety, SG £500 as hinged

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E. 200-300
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3030
 
Sale 1246, Lot 3030, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1935 Silver Jubilee Varieties. Five SG-listed varieties, incl. SG nos. 141h (unused and used) and unused 142f (Mint N.H.), 142g, and 143g, fresh colors, Very Fine group, SG £1,135

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E. 300-400
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3031
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3031, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1938, 2p Pale Slate, Short "T" (SG 152a). Original gum, lightly hinged, fresh and Very Fine, particularly scarce on the Pale Slate shade, SG £950

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E. 300-400
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3032
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3032, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, -1/2p-£1 Landfall of Columbus, Perforated "Specimen" (116S-129S; SG 162s-175s). Complete set of fourteen values, original gum, mostly lightly hinged, 2p with control no. selvage at top, fresh colors, Very Fine, Scott $600.00, SG £600

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E. 200-300
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3033
nhbl
Sale 1246, Lot 3033, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, -1/2p Landfall of Columbus, Accent Flaw (SG 162c). Mint N.H. top right control no. 1499 block of four, top left stamp the variety from position R. 1/5 of right pane of 1938 printing only, bold color, Very Fine and attractive block, SG £550

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E. 200-300
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3034
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Sale 1246, Lot 3034, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, 4p Landfall of Columbus, "COIUMBUS" Error (SG 168a). Position R. 5/2, original gum, lightly hinged, precise centering, fresh and Very Fine, SG £1,200

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E. 400-500
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3035
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Sale 1246, Lot 3035, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, 4p Landfall of Columbus, "COIUMBUS" Error (SG 168a). Position R. 5/2, original gum, small h.r., well-centered, Very Fine, SG £1,200

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E. 400-500
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3036
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Sale 1246, Lot 3036, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, 6c Landfall of Columbus, "COIUMBUS" Error (SG 169a). Mint N.H., position R. 5/2, bold colors, Very Fine and scarce, SG £1,200

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E. 400-500
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3037
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Sale 1246, Lot 3037, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, 3sh Landfall of Columbus, Stop After "Columbus" (SG 173b). Mint N.H., position R. 2/12, deep rich colors, relatively well-centered for this, Very Fine, a very rare error in better condition than most which are often found with toned gum, Power Search shows only one other example offered by us, SG £2,500

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E. 750-1,000
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3038
og
Sale 1246, Lot 3038, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, 5sh Landfall of Columbus, Broken "OF" (SG 174b). Position R. 2/6, original gum, lightly hinged, strong colors, Very Fine and scarce, SG £750

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E. 200-300
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3039
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Sale 1246, Lot 3039, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1942, £1 Landfall of Columbus, Broken "OF" (SG 175b). Position R. 2/6, original gum with selvage at right, small h.r., bright and fresh, Very Fine and scarce variety, SG £1,000

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E. 300-400
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3040
P
Sale 1246, Lot 3040, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1948 Master Die Proof of Frame. Four, each on card and printed from the finished state, each with "XC 4521" at top, couple of them faintly printed, three in Black and one in Violet, Very Fine and collectible examples of the Eleuthera finished die proofs of the frame

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E. 400-500
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3041
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3041, BahamasBAHAMAS, First Flight Nassau-Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Queen Elizabeth II 10c tied by "Nassau, Bahamas 20 MAR 65" circular datestamp with additional strike at bottom left on cachet first flight cover to Frankfurt via Palma de Mallorca, with flight cachet and arrival backstamps, Very Fine and quite rare, only a few were flown, with 1973 Grabowski certificate

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E. 200-300
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3042
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Sale 1246, Lot 3042, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1919, 1p Red & Black, War Charity, Double Overprint (B2a; SG 101a). Original gum, lightly hinged, one overprint lighter (as always) and positioned slightly under the stronger, similar centering to other known examples we have encountered, Fine, it is believed only 30 such double overprints were produced, with 1994 B.P.A. certificate, Scott $2,750.00, SG £2,000

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E. 500-750
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3043
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Sale 1246, Lot 3043, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Orange & Black, Special Delivery, Double Overprint (E1a; SG S1a). Original gum, lightly hinged, both overprints strong and distinct, well-centered, Very Fine and striking error, with 1950 P.F., 1983 Friedl, and 1991 B.P.A. certificates, Scott $1,000.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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3044
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Sale 1246, Lot 3044, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Orange & Black, Special Delivery, Double Overprint (E1a; SG S1a). Original gum, lightly hinged, precise centering, vibrant color, Very Fine and choice, with 1968 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,000.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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3045
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Sale 1246, Lot 3045, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Inverted Overprint (E1b; SG S1c). Original gum, lightly hinged, vibrant color on bright paper, Very Fine, it is believed only 30 were printed with the inverted overprint, with 1957 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,750.00, SG £1,300

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E. 500-750
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3046
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3046, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1916, 5p Special Delivery, Double Overprint, One Inverted (E1c; SG S1b). Used with 1917, 1p Semi-Postal (B1; SG 90), each tied by "Nassau, Bahamas, 27 JUN 17" circular datestamps with additional strike below on printed "On His Majesty's Service" cover addressed locally, cover with vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Very Fine, a rare error, especially used on cover, catalogued simply as used single where SG applies a "from x20" multiplier (not added), Scott $1,750.00, SG £1,300

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E. 500-750
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3047
nh
Sale 1246, Lot 3047, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1918, 1p Carmine, Watermark Inverted & Reversed (MR2 va; SG 92y). Mint N.H., bright and fresh, Very Fine, a scarce watermark variety, SG £400 as hinged

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E. 150-200
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3048
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Sale 1246, Lot 3048, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1918, 3p Brown on Yellow, War Tax, Inverted Overprint (MR3a; SG 94b). Original gum, lightly hinged, centered to the top as always, strong color, Fine, a very scarce War Tax error, with 1970 R.P.S. certificate, Scott $1,400.00, SG £1,100

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E. 400-500
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3049
nhbl
Sale 1246, Lot 3049, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1918, 1p Carmine Rose, War Tax, Watermark Sideways (MR7a; SG 97a). Mint N.H. bottom left plate no. 2 interpane gutter selvage block of four, hinged in the gutter only, rich color on bright paper, Very Fine and rare positional block with the watermark error, with 1967 R.P.S. certificate, catalogued as hinged singles, Scott $1,600.00, SG £800

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E. 300-400
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3050
c
Sale 1246, Lot 3050, BahamasBAHAMAS, 1940, 2p on 1-1/2p Postal Postal Card (H&G 15A). Cancelled by Nassau, Bahamas Feb. 6, 1941 slogan machine cancel and addressed to Fargo, North Dakota, written message on reverse, minor wear, still Very Fine, a very rare provisional postal card used commercially, a very small handful are thought to exist

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E. 500-750
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