First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps
The island-nation of Grenada, situated about ninety miles north of Trinidad in the West Indies, has struggled under foreign rule for centuries. Control of Grenada shifted between France and Great Britain several times before the island became a British colony in 1783. In the mid-1900s, the British gave Grenada partial control over its own affairs and, in 1974, Grenada joined the United Nations as an independent country. Grenada's balmy climate, lush scenery, and clear blue water attract thousands of tourists each year. Known as the "Isle of Spice," it is also famous for nutmeg, cacao, and cinnamon.
Grenada honoured the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne with the release of a First Day Cover on February 8, 1977.