Philatelists in for a right royal treat

| 28/10/2013

(CNS): With the Cayman Islands stamps always a draw for collectors, royalists are in for a particular treat this week when the Cayman Islands Postal Service releases a collection of stamps on 31 October to commemorate the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge. The set of four stamps celebrate the birth of the new prince in July and feature the Royal family outside the hospital where the newest British royal was born, St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The stamps consist of four values. The 20c stamp features Prince George and the 25c depicts Duchess Kate Middleton holding the Royal baby. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, holds his son, who is third in line to the throne, in the 80c stamp and the $2 stamp includes the entire family.

The set also includes a first day cover.

Prince George made his first public appearance with his parents on the steps of St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington on 23 July, the day after he was born. The three were greeted by a barrage of admirers, cameras and news reporters from across the globe, and the applause of well-wishers. 

Kurt Tibbetts, the minister with responsibility for the Cayman Islands Postal Service, said, “There is high interest amongst our collectors for stamps featuring the Royal Family and we expect this issue to be popular. For weeks the media speculated about the gender of the child and the expected time of birth. The Cayman Islands has now helped to commemorate the moment through this stamp issue.

“This also gives collectors an opportunity to begin collecting stamps on HRH Prince George of Cambridge as a baby and follow him through to adulthood,” he said.

The royal baby stamps go on sale on 31 October 2013 at all post offices in the Cayman Islands. For more information, please contact Philatelic Manager Karen McField at 946-4757 or visit the Philatelic Bureau at the Seven Mile Beach Post Office.

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  1. Otherview says:

    Really? People are unemployed and starving.

    • Anonymous says:

      This generates income for Cayman, never mind who's on the stamp…that's why they do it, not because anyone takes them seriously, but because they will help sell our stamps…geddit…?

  2. Anonymous says:

    stamp looks like my granny made it in paint

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shameless – by accident of birth they claim to be better than everyone else.

    Put Kirkie on the stamps next time.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Can we please cut ties with these people? This royality crap is the biggest welfare scam ever.

    • Anonymous says:

      No dear chap, here is the biggest welfare scam ever, right here in Cayman. The Royals actually have to earn their own money these days, apart from whilst on official trips. They actually work very hard and are very smart…now, name me someone here who does same??

      • Anonymous says:

        Earn their money-lol. Oh dear, it seems you are easily impressed and fooled.

        I would recommend you take your head out of their clouds and create some room in your life to be special.

    • hush now silly says:

      Oh just hush now silly.  You are too close minded to see that if we cut our UK ties, you will have zero control on corruption and we will slide faster than Jamaica and Turks & Caicos into a "has-been place of business"- Our currency our heritage our lives are tied…young stupid egotistical squeaks like you shoulf be tar'd & feathered.

      If you relish your life in Cayman at all, you will take a poltiical science course at UCCI and see that our feeble tie to Britian affords us the little respect we get.  Without them, we will join the banana republic ranks (we DO try to accomplish this daily with Mac's bith mouth, Ebank's arrest again today for corruption, and all og the other useless politicians we employ.)

      I am Caymanian and have seen more than 27 countries.  Trust me, once you travel and see how other islands and nations run, you will then understand our situation is better than most.  We can govern (and screw up pretty much) but still have the stabilitiy of the UK.  Without their backing, we would dissapear in less than a year.

      • Anonymous says:

        Im an economics major sir. I understand this show a little better than you. It seems you are scared into your position, as the hot air you spew is without foundation.

        Cayman to date is a corrupt system, creating income disparity and inflation faster than you can squeak your hot air. We are imploding at such at rate that we have to sell our civil rights to the highest bidder. This system works for you, and your eternally ignorant to its destruction, but for us that understand whats happening-this is no game of short term comfort or failed economics as your beloved UK itself represents.

        Learning time: The UK government as represented by Mr. Cameron-what a snake he is. Can currently be found selling arms of destrustion to the same countries they are at war with.And such is the vision of the double standard system you protect.

      • And another Ting says:

        Breds you may have been in 27 I have been in 40 and lived in 15 of them.  The right to self determination is nothing to be feared, only spineless and sucker ups to Britain will continue the good ole story of Monarchial dependence being a plus.  Yes we may not be ready, and yes, we today wrangle and dont get everything right to suit the majority of locals and oh yes our Foreign handlers but who is perfect.

        Leaders get your act together, educate your children, create fair and equitable laws, introduce inovative ways to bring in foreign investment and maintain a stable and crime free environment and we will be on the way to that glorious day when we no more shall sing Rule Brittania, the day has to come. And Another Ting.

    • Anonymous says:

      you are free to move to a republic

      don't let the door hit you on the way out

    • Anonymous says:

      And  leave this country for  who to run  it?

      One term  you are unhappy  with the PPM  then the UDP.

      While the UK  does not run the country I will stick  with the devil I know.

    • Guillotine says:

      And as the French have demonstrated the silly people in crowns and costumes are not required for a successful tourism product. All you need are the fancy houses and some mirrors and pictures.

  5. Anonymous says:

    What about a few stamps with Caymanians on it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Do they really need anymore ghastly honors?  Isn't Honorable for life enough?

  6. Anonymous says:

    “All monarchs I hate, and the thrones they sit on,
    From the hector of France to the cully of Britain.”
    John Wilmot