Nevis (part of Saint Kitts and Nevis)
Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, Charles Darwin on stamps of Nevis
, is a small island in the Caribbean Sea that forms part of the inner arc
of the Leeward Islands chain of the West Indies.
Nevis and the neighboring island of Saint Kitts constitute
one country: the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Nevis is located near the northern end of the Lesser Antilles
archipelago, about 350 km east-southeast of Puerto Rico and 80 km west
Its area is 93 square kilometres and the capital is Charlestown.
Population of the island is about 11,000 persons.
and Nevis are separated by a
shallow 3-kilometre channel known as "The Narrows".
Nevis is roughly conical in shape with a volcano known as Nevis Peak at its center.
The island is fringed on its western and northern coastlines by sandy beaches which are
composed of a mixture of white coral sand with brown and black sand which is
eroded and washed down from the volcanic rocks that make up the island.
Nevis, a British colony in the Leeward Islands, began using stamps in 1861.
Between 1890 and 1903 it used the stamps of Leeward Islands.
Between 1903 and June 1980 it used the stamps of St. Kitts Nevis (St
Christopher Nevis Anguilla from 1952) and Leeward Islands (until 1956).
However, although Nevis Island still remained part of the nation of St.
Kitts Nevis, in June 1980 a separate postal administration was
established on the island and it began producing its own sets of Nevis stamps.
Official stamps of Nevis related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, Charles Darwin
|22.02.1999 "Prehistoric animals "
||07.06.2005 "Prehistoric animals "
||15.06.2009 "Charles Darwin"
|21.01.2015 "Prehistoric mammals"
- [R1] Nevis:
- [R2] Postal History and Philately of Nevis:
"In quest for abusive and undesirable stamp issues" by Jari Majander, published in Nr. 29
Links to official website of the Post Authority, stamp catalog and a list of new stamps of Nevis are here
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice
from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University,
for the draft page review and his valuable comments.