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Bahamas to United States
March 13, 1930

This straightforward commercial cover was sent from Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.
Nassau is on New Providence, an island which is about 21 miles long.

The cover is franked with a 1921 1d carmine rose George V (Scott 72).

The use of only a 1d stamp suggests that this cover was only printed matter.
The lack of a time in the machine cancel dial is also consistent with printed matter usage.

The clear slogan killer is the redeeming feature of this otherwise ordinary cover.


This certainly fits as well now as then.

The sender is The New Colonial which was probably a resort hotel.


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