Key: 2460  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 23
Issued: 4508 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 389 sq.km; Population - 115,500; Capital - Kingstown
An Independent State, island in the Windward islands group of the West Indies.
An agricultural country, tourism is a principal industry.
Formerly a British colony, autonomous associated state of GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.) from
1969, gained complete independence on October 27th, 1979 and a member of the
British Commonwealth. The ST.VINCENT GRENADINES are its dependencies,
four of which are also self stamp issuing since 1984 - the islands of BEQUIA, CANOUAN,
MUSTIQUE and UNION ISLAND. The Grenadines of St. Vincent ceased issued
stamps in 1994 and the name changed to St.Vincent and the Grenadines.
First stamps issued in 1861. Indirect UPU membership from September 1881
(as St.Vincent and Grenadines), direct since February 3rd, 1981 (under same joint name).
Annual output about 300. The high production mainly aimed at the philatelic market,
with no postal actual need.
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Inscriptions
ST.VINCENT
ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Index
ST.VINCENT
      Crown Colony -1963
      Ministerial Government 1963-1969
      Associated Statehood 1969-1979
      Independent 1979-
      Official Stamps
      Postal Fiscal Stamps
 
Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
100 Cents = 1 Dollar (1949)
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Related Countries

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)

ST.VINCENT GRENADINES
St.vincent Grenadines

BEQUIA
Bequia

CANOUAN
Canouan

MUSTIQUE
Mustique

UNION ISLAND
Union Island