Nevis in the West Indies
is a part of St. Kitts-Nevis, an Associated State in the British
Commonwealth. Both Nevis and St. Kitts were formerly presidencies of
the Leeward Islands. Nevis' postal history is quite complicated, but
in 1980 Nevis began to issue its own stamps, although she is still a
part of St. Kitts-MNevis.
The strip of three stamps shows a view of the Battle of
Frigate Bay between the French and the British in January 1782.
The stamp shows a French
map of Nevis, Carte de l'Isle de Nieves, 1764.
The stamps were issued to
commemorate the bicentenniel of the French Revolution in 1789.