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The Cayman Islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the western Caribbean Sea comprising the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. It is known as one of the largest tax havens in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands


#120

Scott: #120O (CD308)

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #120: Stamps on Envelopes


#368-71

Scott: #368-71P

Issued: 12.3.1976

75th Anniversary of First Postage Stamps

#1 Inside #368-9, #371: Cayman Islands #1O

#2 Inside #368, #370-1: Cayman Islands #2O

#20 Inside #370: Cayman Islands #20O

#371a

Scott: #371aO

A History of the Cayman Islands Post Office

The Cayman Islands Post Office was perhaps one of the first sources of income for the government.  The first post office, now known as the General Post Office, was established on 12th April 1889 with Custos (governor) Edmund Parsons at its helm. The revenue recorded that year was £15. A year later, the revenue nearly doubled to £26. Prior to 1889, a Jamaican merchant named George Orwitt acted as a postal agent for the Cayman Islands in Jamaica, facilitating the mail process as far back as 1859. Mail destined for Cayman residents was first addressed to Mr. Orwitt, who then delivered letters to ships bound for the Cayman Islands. This arrangement stayed in effect until the opening of the General Post Office in George Town.

The postage rate during that period was based on Jamaica’s rate, both for local and foreign letters and parcels. The postal rate for mail between Cayman and Jamaica was 1d (pence) for letters and ½d for postcards. The foreign rate was 4d per half ounce. But the rate changed in the early 1900s because “a tariff revision” took effect in Jamaica. The new rates were 2 ½d per half-ounce for foreign mail and 2d for the registration fee.

But it was not until 19th February 1901 that stamps bearing the name of the Cayman Islands first appeared. Prior to that, the stamps used said Jamaica Postage…………

http://www.caymanpost.gov.ky/


#426#427#428

Scott: #426-8P

Issued: 15.8.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

#2 Inside #426: Cayman Islands #2O

#132 Inside #427: G.B. #132P

#149 Inside #428: Cayman Islands #149O

#429

Scott: #429P

#20 Inside #429: Cayman Islands #20O


#604-607

Scott: #604-7P

Issued: 12.4.1989

Post Office Centenary

#2 Inside #604: Jamaica #2O

#1 Inside #605: Cayman Islands #1O

#442 Inside #606: Cayman Islands #442O

#191 Inside #607: Cayman Islands #191O


19991999a

Scott: #787-90P

Issued: 17.11.1999

Christmas 1999

#245 Inside #787: Cayman Islands #245P

#532d Inside #788: Cayman Islands #532dO

#749 Inside #789: Cayman Islands #749O

#431 Inside #790: Cayman Islands #431O

#790a

Scott: #790aO

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


sos

Scott: #796O

Issued: 15.03.2000

Sesame Street

Inside #796: Pseudo Stamps


2009a2009b2009c2009d

Scott: #1054-7O

Issued: 22.10.2009

Christmas 2009

#749%23750%23751#752

Inside #1054-7: Cayman Islands #749-52O

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


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