Saturday, 16 May 2015

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Antigua and Barbuda  is a twin-island country in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda). The permanent population numbers about 81,800 (at the 2011 Census) and the capital and largest port and city is St. John's, on Antigua.
Separated by a few nautical miles, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator. The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the islands. Its governance, language, and culture have all been strongly influenced by the British Empire, of which the country was formerly a part.


This is my first Registered Airmail cover from Antigua and Barbuda, Posted from St.John's GPO. Previously they were used different stamps in each islands. in Barbuda they used either Antigua overprinted stamps as Barbuda or Barbuda stamps. Later they started to issue stamps in the name of Antigua and Barbuda. all type variants can use in both islands. St.John's GPO done a very good work , I am really happy when I received it. The cover posted on April 05, 2015 and received on May 16, 2015.


This is another beautiful cover I received from Antigua and Barbuda. These stamps are high value ones, gifted by my good friend Wonsik from South Korea. unfortunately during its transport i received the stamps as wet and partially damaged. somehow I dried and prepared this cover and enclosed a letter which states the reason of the stamps look like damaged. Anyway St.John's GPO convinced and returned my cover with perfect postmarks as registered mail.

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