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)

  • 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

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

varieties, watermark inverted

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