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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Hello, todays stamp, one from the Bahamas 1937 Coronation series.  This is nicely cancelled with a Nassau cancel of September of 1937.

Some trivia -  Interesting and rich history to the islands that make up the Bahamas.

The town that would be called Nassau was founded in 1670 by British noblemen who brought British settlers with them to what was first called New Providence. They built a fort, and named it Charles Town in honour of England’s King Charles II. 

During this time there were frequent wars with the Spanish, and Charles Town was also used as a base for pirates. In 1684 the town was burned to the ground  and rebuilt in 1695 and renamed Nassau in honour of William  of Orange, William III, the  King of England, Scotland and Ireland.  He belonged to a branch of the House of Nassau.

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