First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, Antigua was named for a Spanish church in Seville. Unsuccessful Spanish and French settlements on the island were followed by a fruitful British effort in 1632, when sugarcane was introduced. After a brief occupation in 1666, Antigua passed permanently to Britain.
This Silver Jubilee First Day Cover was postmarked on February 7, 1977, at Antigua's thriving tourist city and capital, St. John's.