On August 1, 1969, Antigua issued three stamps commemorating the centenary of the
Falling Rock Variety of
Centenary of Redonda Phosphate Industry Issue
The center stamp in this strip features a
"falling rock" to the left of the island.
phosphate industry on the island of Redonda. Although the island was uninhabited, Antigua
issued stamps overprinted with the name of this dependency in 1979. The stamps were
valid for use in Antigua where philatelic mail was processed. Since then, numerous colourful
stamps have been issued "in anticipation of commercial and tourist development" according
to Stanley Gibbons which does not list or stock such stamp collector oriented issues.
"Antigua." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.
"Redonda." Stanley Gibbons Stamps of the World 2002. 2001.
Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald and Co., 1986.
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