First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps
Approximately 4,750 miles south-west of Westminster Abbey is Barbados, an island in the Atlantic Ocean just to the east of the Windward Islands. Achieving independence and membership in the Commonwealth of Nations on November 30, 1966, it had been a British possession since days of the seventeenth century, and still retains a strong identification with British culture and ways.
The Barbadian First Day Covers were issued on February 7, 1977, the precise twenty-fifth anniversary of the day when England's young Queen returned from her world tour, interrupted that she might assume her royal duties.