From Stamps of the World
Bluefields (pronunciation: [bluˈfjelds]) is the capital (45,547 inhabitants in 2005) of the South Caribbean Autonomous Region (RAAS) in Nicaragua. It was also the capital of the former Zelaya Department, which was divided into North and South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regions. It is located on Bluefields Bay at the mouth of the Escondido River.
Bluefields was named after the Dutch pirate Abraham Blauvelt who hid in the bay’s waters in the early 17th century. It issued own (overprinted) stamps in the 1904-1911 period.
1904-1911 local issues