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First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977

St. Christopher - Nevis - Anguilla

Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps

    St. Christopher sheltered both English and French in the seventeenth century, as rival homelands planted their first settlements in the West Indies. When Spaniards drove them away temporarily, some of the refugees became buccaneers of the Spanish Main. With slave labour, English planters coaxed fortunes in sugar cane from the volcanic soils of both St. Christopher and nearby Nevis. When the future American patriot and statesman Alexander Hamilton was born on Nevis in 1775, the island's wealth and beauty had earned it the title of "Queen of the Caribbees". The British possessions of St. Christopher - Nevis - Anguilla were united into one sell-governing state in 1967. Unlike St. Christopher and Nevis, known for their sugar cane, Anguilla is valued for its salt mines and stock raising.

    This First Day Cover from St. Christopher - Nevis - Anguilla honouring their Queen's Silver Jubilee was postmarked on February 7, 1977.

St. Christopher - Nevis - Anguilla First Day Cover from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977