Thursday, 13 August 2015

BEQUIA - GRENADINES OF THE ST.VINCENT

Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines at 18 km2 , ( the largest being Carriacou, a dependency of Grenada). It is part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and is approximately 15 kilometres  from the nation's capital, Kingstown, on the main island, Saint Vincent. Bequia means "island of the clouds" in the ancient Arawak. The island's name was also 'Becouya' as part of the Granadilles. The island's unofficial anthem is considered to be 'Only in Bequia' by island native Raphael "Socony" Holder.

This is my first Registered Airmail cover from Bequia Island of St.Vincent. The cover posted on July 16, 2016 and I receive din my hands on September 20, 2016. 


My First airmail cover from Bequia Island of St.Vincent and the Grenadines. Previously I believed the stamps issued in the name of Islands just for fantasy, later only I came to know that there are many such islands in the group known as Grenadines. Mustique, Mayreau, Union Island and Canouan are the other grenadines in the St.Vincent and the Grenadines group. Philately is one of the main income sources of the country, so they issue a large variety of stamps every year. 

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