Martinique #67 (1908)

Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, about 280 miles (450 kilometers) northeast of the coast of South America and about 435 miles (700 km) southeast of the Dominican Republic. It is directly north of St. Lucia, northwest of Barbados, southeast of both are Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic and south of Dominica. and had … Continue reading Martinique #67 (1908)

Trinidad & Tobago #1 (1913)

Trinidad and Tobago #1 (1913)

The islands of Trinidad and Tobago became a unified British Crown colony in 1889, combined their postal administrations in 1913, were a province within the short-lived West Indies Federation from January 1, 1958, until achieving independence within the Commonwealth on August 31, 1962. The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago came into existence on August 1, 1976. The islands are situated between 10° 2′ and 11° 12′ … Continue reading Trinidad and Tobago #1 (1913)

Saint Vincent #40 (1883)

Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent is the largest island of the country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is located to the west of Barbados, south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, an island arc of the Caribbean Sea., and is composed of partially submerged volcanic mountains. Its largest volcano and the country’s highest peak, La Soufrière, is active, having … Continue reading Saint Vincent

Saint Lucia #49 (1902)

Saint Lucia #49 (1902)

Saint Lucia #49 (1902) Saint Lucia was a British colony in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with Atlantic Ocean and has been a sovereign country since 1979. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. The volcanic island is more mountainous than most Caribbean islands, with the highest point … Continue reading Saint Lucia #49 (1902)

Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla #120 (1956)

Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla #120 (1956)

Although the island of Anguilla had a dependency of St. Christopher since 1871 and a part of the combined Presidency of St. Christopher and Nevis within the Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands since 1882, the name wasn’t changed to reflect this until 1952. Anguilla is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the … Continue reading Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla #120 (1956)

Leeward Islands #118 (1949)

Leeward Islands #118 (1949)

The Leeward Islands are a group of islands in the West Indies,  referring to the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles chain. As a group they start east of Puerto Rico and reach southward to Dominica. They are situated where the northeastern Caribbean Sea meets the western Atlantic Ocean. The more southerly part of the Lesser Antilles chain are called the Windward Islands. The British … Continue reading Leeward Islands #118 (1949)

Jamaica #130 (1945)

Jamaica #130 (1945)

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 4,240 square miles (10,990 square kilometers) in area, lies about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Cuba, and 119 miles (191 kilometers) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Jamaica is the fourth-largest island country in the … Continue reading Jamaica #130 (1945)