May 11, 2021

Cayman Islands announces new stamps show the ‘Final Frontier’

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Astronomy, including the Cayman Islands’ active involvement in the fascinating subject of space, is the theme of the new set of Cayman Islands’ postage stamps released on 2 June, 2017.

Resident and overseas collectors alike should be thrilled by this four-stamp set. All images used were photographed in the Cayman Islands, at the Dr. Wm Hrudey Observatory, based at the University College of the Cayman Islands.

The Moon graces the 25-cent stamp, Saturn is featured on the 50-cent denomination, the Sun is on the 75-cent stamp and Jupiter is on the $1.60 stamp.

The Cayman Islands Postal Service’s first ‘universal’ set was the July 2009 Space Exploration stamp series, which commemorated the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon.

Clients may obtain the stamp set, a First Day Cover (costing $3.90) from the Philatelic Bureau of the Seven Mile Beach Post Office (in West Shore Plaza), the counter of the General Postal Office in George Town, or the Hell Sub-Post Office in West Bay.

Additionally, the stamps alone may be obtained at any post office in the Cayman Islands.
Interested persons may join the Cayman Islands Astronomical Society, and attend their public viewing sessions.

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