First Day Covers from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Series, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II 1977 Silver Jubilee postage stamps
On St. Lucia and its surrounding Caribbean waters centered much of the drama of the eighteenth-century struggle between Great Britain and France. St. Lucia was five times in the possession of the French after 1760, and five times taken by the British. The island epitomizes the Caribbean campaigns which, by diverting British strength that otherwise would have been employed against Washington's Continentals, had a direct effect on the destiny of the American colonies in their War for Independence. British and French alternated as attacker and defender until the island was finally ceded to Britain in 1814.
This Silver Jubilee First Day Cover was postmarked on February 7, 1977, in the nation's capital and major port, Castries.