Bahamas 1942 'Landfall of Columbus' 6d olive-green and light blue, SG169a. Commemorative stamp issue on the 450th anniversary of the landing of Columbus.
Used pair with top stamp showing 'COIUMBUS' (R.5/2) variety, cancelled by fine strike from ''NASSAU BAHAMAS'' circular date stamp dated MAY 43.
Other than a few short perforations, mentioned for accuracy, a fine quality example particularly pleasing with such fresh colour.
Used examples are rarer than mint examples for this difficult to find variety and scarcer as part of a pair.
The SG catalogue price is £1,500.