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Britische Auslandspostämter - Die Sammlung 'Dubois'
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  • Losnr. : 5517 Bahamas

    1851 (July 12): Cover, no side flaps, mailed prepaid from Nassau, Bahamas to San Francisco, USA endorsed 'per British Mail steamer via Panama', prepaid '1/4d.' in red manuscript, struck with superb "♚ / PAID / AT / BAHAMAS" handstamp in red. Reverse with BAHAMAS double arc cds (July 12, code C) and 'St. Thomas' double arc cds. Handstruck '20' (cents) due marking in black also on obverse of a fine and rare cover Gi = £ 2'250.rnProvenance: Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 282.
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 2.800 CHF

    Losnr. : 5518 Bahamas

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    1860 (March 17): Great Britain 1 d. red, perf. 14, used on Newspaper rate cover from Nassau to Washington D.C., signed at top by ex-President "Franklin Pierce" for free franking privilege within the USA, neatly tied by "AO5" obliterator in black with double arc BAHAMAS cds (March 17, code C) displaying well on reverse. Crayon '2' (cents) presumably not collected in deference to the President (1853-1857). Manuscript note at top: "You asked me for Gen. Pierce's autograph - here it is - I may, if you desire it be able to give you a letter". A very rare rate and stamp used on an historic cover. Cert. BPA (1993).rnProvenance: Collection 'Staircase', Spink, London, 8 April 1999, lot 60.rnrn 
    Ausruf : 2.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : nicht verkauft

    Losnr. : 5519 Bahamas

    1859 (Oct 27): Cover at single rate from Nassau to Dingwall, Scotland franked by Great Britain 1858 2 d. blue pl. 7 and 1857 4 d. rose tied by "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Oct 27) and Dingwall cds (Nov 20) in blue. Slight faults due to opening but an extremely rare cover - we have recorded just one other example of the 1858 2 d. blue on letter from the Bahamas Gi = £ 2'000+ off cover.rnProvenance: Harmers, London, 17-18 Dec 1962, lot 372.
    Ausruf : 2.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 3.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 5520 Bahamas

    1859 (Aug 26): Cover at triple rate from Nassau to Philadelphia, USA franked by Great Britain 1857 4 d. rose in a horizontal strip of three and a single, last stamp with small corner fault, all individually tied by bold strikes of "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (Aug 26)  and obverse with fine "New York / Ship" datestamp (Aug 31) with manuscript '20' (cents) due, altered at right to '22' for local delivery. Small cover faults but an exceptional and very rare franking.rnProvenance: Collection Egly, RL, Bournmeouth, 2 July 1952, lot 66; Collection Grant Glassco, RL, London, 25-27 Nov 1969, lot 289; Collection 'Staircase', RL, London, 8 April 1999, lot 59.
    Ausruf : 3.500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 4.000 CHF

    Losnr. : 5521 Bahamas

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    1859 (July 4): Cover at single rate from Nassau to London endorsed 'Nassau July 4' at lower left, franked by Great Britain 1856 6 d. lilac, some blunted perfs. on wing margin, tied by by "AO5" obliterator in black. Backstamped BAHAMAS double arc cds in black (July 4, code A) and 'London / Paid' cds (July 26) in red on obverse. A very scarce and attractive cover. Cert. BPA (1986).rnrn 
    Ausruf : 500 CHF
    Zuschlag : 1.000 CHF
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