Bicentenary of the Siege of Brimstone Hill
The victorious French general and the British admiral who out-manoeuvered
the attacking French fleet are depicted on the commemorative issue.
Thought to be impregnable, the Brimstone Fort fell to the French on February 12, 1782 after a one month siege and three weeks of concentrated bombardment. The island of St. Kitts was surrendered to the French but returned the following year under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.
Kloetzel, James E. ed.
"St. Kitts." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Sidney, Ohio: Scott Publishing, 2008.