Friday, 14 August 2015

ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  is an island country in the Lesser Antilles Island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean. The country is also known as St. Vincent.
Its 389 km2 territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. Most of Saint Vincent lies within the Hurricane Belt. To the north of Saint Vincent lies Saint Lucia, to the east Barbados. Its capital is Kingstown, also its main port. Saint Vincent has a French and British colonial history.



This is the second time I am getting perfect covers from St.Vincent and the Grenadines. There are stamps issued as St.Vincent, St.Vincent and Grenadines, Bequia, Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island and Mustique. My good friend David said, during his visit of these islands, he had searched stamps in the name of each islands but he could find only St.Vincent stamps. The other stamps available only in the philatelic bureau in the capital city- Kingstown. St.Vincent philatelic bureau issue large variety of thematic commemorative stamps every year. Thank You Jack for the perfect covers from St.Vincent.


My first airmail cover from St.Vincent, which is arranged by my good friend Holger. The cover posted on September 20, 2013 from the capital city and I received in my hands on October 15, 2013. Thank You Holger for the big help.

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