The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, located in the Caribbean Sea southeast of the US state of Florida, is comprised of nearly 700 islands. Four different official seal types have been recorded to date, the first three being British designs.

Catalog: Drummond OS2t

Date issued: Unknown, EKU April 15, 1940

Printing: Black on brown 1" wide "kraft" tape

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: Bilingual English/French "G. (crown) R. / Found open or damaged / and officially secured"

Control Number: "P144B" at bottom

Description: Censored 1942 cover from Nassau, Bahamas to San Jose, CA with British type official seal tape on backflap. Seal tied by 30 November 1942 Nassau datestamp.

Courtesy of Jim Kotanchik by permission.

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