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Antigua and Barbuda
(and Redonda)

Antigua was claimed for Spain by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and colonized by the British in 1632. It was ceded to Britain in 1667. Barbuda was colonized from Antigua in 1661. The country was administered as part of the Leeward Islands Federation, 1871 to 1956. It became an associated state of the United Kingdom in 1967 and achieved independence in 1981. The first postage stamps were issued for the colony in 1862.

Antigua-Barbuda Philatelic Services, Ltd.
Box 1144
Codrington, Barbuda, West Indies
(via Antigua)

from Malte's:
The Postmaster General
Philatelic Bureau
St. John's - Antigua - West Indies

also from Malte:
Barbuda Mail
Barbuda Post Office
Codrington, Barbuda, W.I.

Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp. (dealers only)

Inter Governmental Philatelic Agency Online - for over 55 countries

Antigua - Download Album Pages: - $5/year for all the countries you can eat!
Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.

CIA data for Antigua and Barbuda
Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico
2 dependencies; Barbuda, Redonda
Independence: 1 November 1981 (from UK)

See Also: Redonda

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