2012 sees the 50th Anniversary of the Granting of Universal Suffrage to Women in the Bahamas and to celebrate this important Anniversary, the Bahamas Post Office is releasing a set of six stamps depicting portraits of some of the main female protagonists in this long struggle.
In February 1961, a Bill entitled "An Act to enable women to have and exercise rights of registration as voters and of voting similar to those accorded to men under the provisions of the General Assembly Elections Act 1959" was passed. It came into effect on June 30, 1962 and the first woman registered to vote just a few days later.
The stamps feature the following major proponents of female suffrage and if a more detailed biography is required on any of these important women, please contact John Smith at Pobjoy Mint.
Mary Naomi Mason-Ingraham
Georgianna Kathleen Symonette
Mabel Cordelia Walker
Eugenia Louise Lockhart
Dame Albertha Madeline Isaacs
Dr. Doris Johnson
The first day cover design shows a female hand placing a vote in a ballot box
BDT International Security Printing Ltd
14 per 2cms
28.45 x 42.58mm
20 (2 x 10)
10 October, 2012
Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd