Stamps celebrate fiftieth anniversary of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

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13 November 2014
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imports_CCGB_bahamas-1-_92635.jpg Stamps celebrate fiftieth anniversary of Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
The Bahamas Philatelic Bureau has unveiled four new stamps which celebrate fifty years of tourism in the Bahamas. ...
The Bahamas Philatelic Bureau has unveiled four new stamps which celebrate fifty years of tourism in the Bahamas.

The stamps were developed as a joint project between the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Philatelic Bureau.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism was established in 1964 following a Promotion of Tourism act on the island. The stamps feature four of the best known hotels on the islands: Bahamas Princess Resort & Casino, Peace & Plenty Hotel, Atlantis Hotel and Baha Mar hotel.

The oldest of the hotels featured is the Peace & Plenty Hotel, opened in 1958 by Lawrence Lewis, heir to the Henry Flagler railroad fortune. He created a 24-room colonial style hotel on the site of an old sponge factory. The fourth stamp features a brand new hotel, the Baha Mar which opened earlier this year as a 1,000 acre $3.5 billion resort.

Images copyright Bahamas Philatelic Bureau.

      Read much more about newly issued stamps in the November 2014 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart. Order the print edition right here, or download the issue using the links below…

     

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