Bahamas 1983 Surcharges upon 1980 definitives

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 5th April 1983
  • four values with surcharge
  • Designed by: John Waddington Studio
  • Printed by: Format International London
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format format height 32mm x width 39½mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 12.5
  • Watermark multiple CA and Crown spiral


Definitives of 1980 surcharged with new denominations (1983)[edit]

  • Notes. Stamps designs of 1980 with new values printed in black (and two bars over old value).
  • these are probably from a new printing of the stamps as the values known with inverted watermark are not reported from the original 1980 printings.



20c on 15c ~ slave trading, Vendue House
31c on 21c ~ bootlegging (smuggling of alcoholic drinks in to United States, 1919-1929)
35c on 16c ~ wrecking in the 19th century - ship lured on to rocks by false light
80c on 18c ~ blockade running to Confederacy during American civil war, 1861-1865

Sheet stamps[edit]

Crown CA spiral watermark UPRIGHT
20c on 15c
31c on 21c
35c on 16c
80c on 18c

varieties, watermark inverted[edit]

Crown CA spiral watermark INVERTED
31c on 21c
80c on 18c