Montserrat is a Caribbean island—specifically in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the British West Indies. It is a British Overseas Territory. Montserrat measures approximately 16 km long and 11 km wide, with approximately 40 km of coastline. Montserrat is nicknamed The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean both for its resemblance to coastal Ireland and for the Irish ancestry of many of its inhabitants.
On 18 July 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active. Eruptions destroyed Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth. Between 1995 and 2000, two-thirds of the island's population was forced to flee, primarily to Great Britain.The volcanic activity continues, mostly affecting the vicinity of Plymouth, including its docking facilities, and the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport, the remnants of which were buried by flows from volcanic activity on 11 February 2010.
Beautiful Registered Airmail covers from Montserrat with perfect postmarks and blue UPU barcode label. The covers posted on October 7, 2015 and I received them on October 30, 2015. Montserrat Philatelic Bureau staff did a great work for me by affixing UPU label and postmark perfectly. Thanks for all for the great help.
This is my First airmail cover from Montserrat, sent by my very good friend Holger Kaufhold in the beginning of my cover collection. The cover posted on 29 August 2013 and I received on September 16, 2015. Thank You Holger for the nice cover.