Bahamas straight-line hand stamp Ludington type B4 Only FIVE in Private Hands

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Bahamas straight-line hand stamp Ludington type B4. 1840 Missionary letter from S Simons at Rock Sound to the Methodist centre in London with 1/- manuscript charge. An exceptionally fine strike of the straight-line BAHAMAS. (type 4 used between 29 July 1839 and 9 January 1841) With a receiving c.d.s. alongside. One of only five examples of the (type B4) reported to exist in private hands. (ex Stitt and Wood)