Saint Lucia is an island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 620 km² and has an estimated population of 160,000. Its capital is Castries.
One of the Windward Islands, it was named for Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French, the first European colonizers. Great Britain took control of the island from 1663 to 1667; in ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times and rule of the island changed frequently. In 1814, the British took definitive took control of the island. From 1958 to 1962 the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies. Finally, on February 22, 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations.
St. Lucia began issuing its own stamps in 1860.
|Scott #22, Gibbons #28||1884. Six Pence. Mint O.G.||$19.50|
|Scott #358a, Gibbons #MS378||1974 Coins of Old St. Lucia. Souvenir Sheet. Mint never hinged||$1.25|
|Scott #362a, Gibbons #MS383||1974 Past Governors Souvenir Sheet. Mint never hinged||$0.70|
|Scott #404a, Gibbons #MS433||1975 Cricket Souvenir Sheet. Mint never hinged||$2.95|
|Scott #490a, Gibbons #MS523||1980 London '80 Souvenir Sheet. Mint never hinged||$1.75|
|Scott #537, Gibbons #MS570||1980 Christmas Souvenir Sheet. Mint never hinged||$1.40|
|Scott #862-5, Gibbons #914-7||1986. Chak Chak Band. Mint Never Hinged||$3.75|
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