St. Kitts General Post Office to issue Royal Wedding Stamps

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, APRIL 20TH 2011 (CUOPM) – The General Post Office in St. Kitts will honour the Royal Wedding with the release of stamps celebrating the Engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

According to the General Post Office, the Souvenir Sheets and Sheetlets to mark this historic occasion would be released for sale on Tuesday 26th April 2011 at the Philatelic Bureau, Pelican Mall, ahead of the April 29th wedding.

Stamps honouring the engagement of the two are being issued by Aitutaki, Cook Islands, Gambia, Isle of Man, Grenada Grenadines, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Liberia, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nevis, Penrhyn Island, Sierra Leone, Prince Island and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Royal wedding stamps have also been announced or issued by Australia, New Zealand, Jersey, Isle of Man, Micronesia, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St Vincent, Nevis, Mustique and Canada.

StampNews.com reported that New Zealand Post recalled its royal wedding stamp packets because they said William was born May 21, 1982, rather than the actual date, June 21, 1982. A stamp dealer advised people not to turn the items in, however, because they could be valuable.

Prince William is no stranger to philately. Stamps were also issued to honor his birth and his 21st birthday.

New issues can be obtained from a variety of stamp dealers and from the postal services of the issuing countries.

Sheelet to be released by the St. Kitts Post Office on April 26th 2011. (Courtesy of the St. Kitts Post Office)

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