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Bahamas Postmarks

a selection of bahamas postmarks

The Bahamas are made up of over 700 islands resulting in numerous small post offices. Many of the postmarks from these small post offices are not easy to find. The majority of the postmarks on this page are from the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s period.


ABRAHAM BAY
Abraham Bay 1969 postmark
25mm CDS - 14 Dec 1969

ALICE TOWN
Alice Town Bahamas 1963 postmark
26mm CDS - 29 Jan 1963

ARTHUR'S TOWN
Arthurs Town Bahamas 1967 postmark
25mm CDS - 08 Mar 1967

Arthurs Town 1974 oval postmark
35mm x 50mm oval cancel - 09 Jul 1974

BANNERMAN TOWN
Bannerman Town Bahamas 1967 postmark
25mm CDS - 09 Apr 1967

BARRATERRE
Barraterre Bahamas 1968 postmark
25mm CDS - 10 Feb 1968

BEHRING POINT
Behring Point Bahamas 1964 postmark
25mm CDS  - 18 Feb 1964

BENNETTS HARBOUR
Bennetts Harbour Bahams 1966 postmark
26m CDS - 27 Oct 1966

BETSY BAY


BIMINI
Bimini Bahamas 1966 postmark
30mm CDS  large lettering - 21 Jul 1966

Bimini Bahamas 1972 postmark
43mm CDS - 08 Mar 1972

Bimini Bahamas 1977 postmark
38mm CDS - 19 Oct 1977

Bimini Bahamas 1983 postmark
31mm CDS small lettering - 27 Jan 1983


BINNACLE HILL


BLACK POINT
Black Point Bahamas 1967 postmark
25mm CDS - 13 Apr 1967

BLANKET SOUND


BULLOCKS HARBOUR
Bullocks Harbour Bahamas 1979 postmark
30mm CDS - 18 Oct 1979

BURNT GROUND
Burnt Ground Bahamas 1967 postmark
25mm CDS - 20 Jun 1967

CARGILL CREEK


CAT CAY


CEDAR HARBOUR
Cedar Harbour Bahamas 1965 postmark
26mm CDS - 11 Nov 1965

CHEROKEE SOUND
Cherokee Sound Bahamas
25mm CDS - 9 Dec 1977

CHESTER
Chester Bahamas 1966 postmark
25mm CDS - 18 Jan 1966

CHURCH GROVE


CLARENCE TOWN
Clarence Town Bahamas 1963 postmark
26mm CDS large letters - 31 May 1963

Clarence Town Bahamas 1969 postmark
25mm CDS small letters - 11 Dec 1969

Clarence Town Bahamas 1988 postmark
28mm x 47mm rectangular cancel - 04 Mar 1988

COCKBURN TOWN


COLONEL HILL
Colonel Hill Bahamas 1964 postmark
26mm CDS large letters - 12 Jun 1964

Colonel Hill Bahamas 1971 postmark
25mm CDS small letters - 11 Oct 1971

COOPER'S TOWN
Coopers Town Bahamas 1967 postmark
26mm CDS - 27 Apr 1967

CROSSING ROCKS
Crossing Rocks Bahamas 1968 postmark
25mm CDS - 28 Jun 1968

DEADMANS CAY
Deadman's Cay Bahamas 1962 postmark
26mm CDS large letters - 13 Apr 1962

Deadmans Cay Bahamas 1972 postmark
25mm CDS small letters - 11 Feb 1972

DEEP CREEK
Deep Creek Bahams 1967 postmark
25mm CDS - 27 Jun 1967

Deep Creek Andros Bahamas 1969 postmark
30mm CDS - 15 Nov 1969

DEVILS POINT
Devils Point Bahamas 1969 postmark
26mm CDS - 26 Feb 1969

DRIGGS HILL
Driggs Hill Bahamas
30mm CDS - 30 Oct  1965

DUNDAS TOWN


EIGHT MILE ROCK
Eight Mile Rock Bahamas 1970 postmark
25mm CDS - 29 Oct 1970

FAIRFIELD
Fairfield Bahamas 1964 postmark
26mm CDS - 07 Feb 1964

FARMER'S CAY
Farmers Cay Bahamas 1969 postmark
26mm CDS - 27 Aug 1969

FORBES HILL


FOX HILL
Fox Hill Bahamas 1967 postmark
26mm CDS large letters - 19 Oct 1967

Fox Hill Bahamas
25mm CDS small letters - 4 Feb 1983

FOX TOWN

FREEPORT
Freeport Postmarks are listed on a separate page

FRESH CREEK
Fresh Creek Bahamas 1965 postmark
26mm CDS - 30 Aug 1965

GAMBIER


GEORGE TOWN
George Town 23 Sep 1970
26mm CDS small letters - 23 Sep 1970

George Town 17 May 1971
26mm CDS large letters - 17 May 1971

George Town circa 1971
26mm CDS large letters in blue - circa 1971

George Town 10 Oct 1984
31mm CDS - 10 Oct 1984

GOVERNOR'S HARBOUR
Governors Harbour 29 Dec 1961
25mm CDS  in purple - 29 Dec 1961

Governors Habour 17 Jun 1980
25mm CDS + registered cachet - 17 Jun 1980

GRANT'S TOWN
Grants Town Bahamas
26mm CDS - 10 Jan 1969

Grants Town 3 Feb 1971
30mm CDS - 3 Feb 1971

GRAYS
Grays Bahamas 1964 postmark
25mm CDS - 18 Feb 1964

GREAT GUANA CAY
Great Guana Cay 23 Nov 1973
25mm CDS - 23 Nov 1973

Great Guana Cay 13 Oct 1978
50mm x35mm oval date stamp - 13 Oct 1978

GREEN CASTLE
Greencastle 16 Sep 1971
25mm CDS - 16 Sep 1971

GREEN TURTLE CAY
Green Turtle Cay 1978 registered cover
25mm CDS - 27 Jan 1978

GREGORY TOWN


HARBOUR ISLAND
Harbour Island 21 June 1966
25mm CDS - 27 Jun 1966

Harbour Island 13 Dec 1971
30mm CDS - 13 Dec 1971

Harbour Island 17 Nov 197?
38mm CDS - 17 Nov 197?

HATCHET BAY


HIGH ROCK


HOPE TOWN
Hope Town 14 Oct 1964
26mm CDS large letters - 14 Oct 1964

Hope Town 25 Nov 1973
26mm CDS large letters - 25 Nov 1973

Hope Town 2 Jan 1980
28mm x 43mm oval DS - 2 Jan 1980

INAGUA
Hope Town 2 Jan 1980
30mm CDS - 25 Aug 1978

INDUSTRIOUS HILL
Industrious Hill 11 Jun 1971
30mm CDS - 11 Jun 1971

JAMES CISTERN
James Cistern 7 Dec 1965
30mm CDS - 7 Dec 1965

KEMP'S BAY


KNOWLES
Knowles 28 Jun 1966
26mm CDS - 28 Jun 1966

LANDRAIL POINT


LITTLE BAY
Little Bay 1978 postmark
25mm CDS - 01 Aug 1978

LONG BAY CAYS


LONG CAY


LOVELY BAY
Lovely Bay Bahamas 1964 postmark
25mm CDS -  Sep 1964 (day not showing)

LOWE SOUND


LOWER DEADMANS CAY


LOWER BOGUE
Lower Bogue 1970 postmark
25mm CDS - 06 Apr 1970

MACKEY STREET

Mackey Street Bahamas
Machine cancel - 3 Jan 1961

MAJOR'S CAY


MAN-OF-WAR CAY
Man of War Cay Bahamas postmark 1968
25mm  CDS - 29 May 1968

MANGROVE CAY


MARSH HARBOUR
Marsh Harbour 1964 postmark
25mm CDS - 24 Apr 1964

MASTIC POINT
Mastic Point 1966 postmark
25mm CDS - 11 Feb 1966

MATTHEW TOWN


MCLEANS TOWN


MOORES ISLAND



MORTIMERS


MOSS TOWN


MOUNT THOMPSON


NASSAU
Nassau 1957 postmark CDS
28mm CDS - 01 Feb 1957

Nassau Bahamas 1962 machine cancel postmark
Machine cancel - 25 Sep 1962

Nassau Bahamas 25mm CDS
25mm CDS - 14 Jun 1963

Nassau Bahamas 30mm CDS
30mm CDS - 16 Sep 1963

Nassau Bahamas 1963 postmark
Machine cancel (no slogan) - 20 Sep 1963 - error  part upside down

Nassau Bahamas Golf slogan postmark 1971
Machine cancel - 9 Dec 1971 - Slogan "Bahamas / National Open & / National Golf Week / Dec 6th - 12th 1971"

Nassau Bahamas 1977 postmark
Machine cancel  (wavy lines on left) - 15 Sep 1977

Nassau Bahamas Parcel Post postmark 1979
Parcel Post postmark  30mm CDS - 25 Sep 1979

Nassau Bahamas 1980 slogan postnmark
Machine cancel - 1 May 1980 - Slogan "Census 1990 / Help Hahamas / Count"

Nassau Bahamas 1981 slogan postmark
Machine cancel -  11 Nov 1981 - Slogan "Post Early / For / Christmas"

Nassau Bahamas 1981 slogan postmark
Machine cancel - 29 Dec 1981 - Slogan "Seasons / Greetings"

Nassau Bahamas 1983 postage paid postmark
Postage Paid  machine cancel used as postmark - 07 Jan 1983

NICOLL'S TOWN
Nicolls Town 1969 postmark
25mm CDS - 14 Mar 1969

NORTH PALMETTO POINT
North Palmetto Point 1968 postmark
25mm CDS - 04 Jun 1968

OLD BIGHT


ORANGE CREEK


OWENS TOWN


PIRATES' WELL


PLEASANT BAY
Pleasant Bay 1969 CDS postmark
26mm CDS - 14 Apr  1969 - error  on datestamp

POMPEY BAY
Pompey Bay Bahamas 1966 CDS postmark
25mm CDS - 25 Jul 1966

PORT HOWE

RAGGED ISLAND

ROCK SOUND
 Rock Sound 27 April 1972
30mm CDS - 27 Apr  1972

ROLLE TOWN

ROLLEVILLE

ROSES
Roses Bahamas 1983 CDS postmark
25mm CDS - 2 Jul 1963

RUM CAY


SALINA POINT


SALT POND


SAM MCKINNONS


SAN ANDROS


SAN SALVADOR
San Salvador Bahamas
26mm CDS - 21 Apr 1966

SANDY POINT


SCRUB HILL


SEYMOURS


SAVANNAH SOUND


SHIRLEY STREET
Shirley Street Bahamas
25mm CDS - 23 Oct 1981

SIMMS
Simms Bahamas 1964 postmark
25mm CDS - 23 May 1964

SMITH POINT
Smith Point Bahamas
30mm CDS -  2 Sep (no year) - the stamp appears to cancelled with an indistinct Nassau CDS in 1970 (rest of date unclear)

SNUG CORNER


SOUTH PALMETTO POINT


SPANISH WELLS
Spanish Wells Bahamas
25mm CDS - 19 Mar 1984

SPRING POINT


STANIARD CREEK
Staniard Creek Bahamas 1962 postmark
25mm CDS - 11 Oct 1962

STANIEL CAY


STELLA MARIS


STEVENTON


SWEETINGS CAY


TARPUM BAY
Tarpum Bay Bahamas
25mm CDS - 10 Feb 1970

THE FERRY


THE BIGHT


THE BLUFF


THE CURRENT


TREASURE CAY
Treasure Cay Bahamas 1979 oval cancel
28mm x 43mm oval cancel  - 5 Sep 1979

TRUE BLUE


UNITED ESTATES


UPPER BOGUE


WEMYSS BIGHT


WEST END
West End Bahamas
Machine cancel - 23 May 1964

WILLIAMS TOWN


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