First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps
A storm-scoured dot in the path of the world's fiercest winds, South Georgia lies in the cold south Atlantic, 1,200 miles east of Cape Horn. Captain James Cook claimed the snow-swept island for Great Britain in 1775. Sealers and whalers ravaged its teeming wildlife in the age of sail. Today, whaling is South Georgia's only industry. Summer population is about 1,500 during whaling season; in winter it dwindles to half as many. This barren British Isle is distinguished by towering, ice-mantled peaks which rise straight from the water's edge to more than 9,000 feet.
This Silver Jubilee First Day Cover was issued in South Georgia on February 7, 1977.