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Monday, 21 May 2007

Authorial stamp

Talk about Pottermania. Royal Mail plans to issue a set of Harry Potter stamps--one for each book in the series--to coincide with the publication of the final Potter book on 17 July. I used to collect stamps when I was younger--I used to collect lots of things. I'm trying to recall which Caribbean writers have appeared on postage stamps. José Martí on Cuban stamps for sure. Has St Lucia issued Walcott stamps? Wouldn't it be great fun if all the postal agencies in the Caribbean co-ordinated efforts and issued simultaneously a Caribbean writers postage stamp series with a uniform design--each country choosing one or two or three writers to commemorate?

A set of Cuban postage stamps issued to commemorate the centennial of the birth of José Martí

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