Ag stamp set cultivates a following

| 02/05/2017

CNS Local Life(CNS Local Life): The latest set of Cayman Islands’ postage stamps, highlighting local agriculture, has been attracting interest both locally and overseas since the release at the end of March. Three of the seven stamps are dedicated to the memories and contributions of Mercherito Chantilope, John Bothwell and Kent “Biggie” Rankin. The other four stamps in the set show local peppers and other produce, as well as highlight goat- and cattle-farming.

Overcoming considerable odds, the three men separately forged careers in full-time farming – supplying vegetables, fruit, poultry, beef, goat and pork products – and, in so doing, earned national accolades for the quality of their produce, stated a government press release.

The theme for this latest set was chosen by the National Stamp Committee to highlight a half century of organised agriculture – the observance of which has also included a focus on agriculture during last year’s Heroes Day celebrations, and the annual Agriculture Show, which marked its 50th anniversary with a special event last month.

The new stamp set can be purchased, along with a first day cover and a descriptive souvenir sheet, from the Philatelic Bureau of the Seven Mile Beach Post Office in West Shore Plaza, the General Postal Office in George Town or the Hell Sub-Post Office in West Bay.

The stamps alone may also be purchased at any post office in the Cayman Islands.

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