Sydpex 88

SYDPEX 88 was a World Philatelic Exhibition to celebrate Australia’s Bicentennial settlement by Europeans in 1788. It was held at the R.A.S. Showground from 30 July to 7 August 1988,

Both Grenada and Grenada Grenadines were represented at Sydpex 88 with the issue of eight stamps and two souvenir sheets. One of the FDCs is shown in the banner. The Date of issue is 1 August 1988.

The Grenadines are a chain of small islands that lie on a line between the larger islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada in the Lesser Antilles, in the southeastern Caribbean Sea . The northern two-thirds of the chain, including about 32 islands and cays, are part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The southern third of the chain belongs to the country of Grenada.

Grenada has issued stamps since independence in 1974. Stamps inscribed “Grenada Grenadines” were issued from 1973 to 1999 for the islands of the Grenadines located to the north of Grenada. Since 1999, stamps for the Grenadines are marked “Grenada Carriacou & Petite Martinique”.

In the modern period Grenada has issued large numbers of stamps aimed at the thematic collectors market, particularly Disney Stamps.