British Passport – State of Antigua, including revenues – A rare find! This British territory passport was issued 1976 for a 25 year old girl working as cashier. There are two visas to USA issued 1979 by two different US consuls (Richard Russell La Roche & Ward D. Morrow). The condition of the travel document is very good including a cover corner cut to make the document obsolete – standard procedure. A nice and rare (population only 80k citizens) type of the British Empire which is so diverse in its pasport history.
Antigua also known as Waladli or Wadadli by the native population, is an island in the West Indies. It is one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region and the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981. Antigua means “ancient” in Spanish. Christopher Columbus named the island “Antigua” in 1493 in honour of the “Virgin of the Old Cathedral” (Spanish: La Virgen de la Antigua) found in Seville Cathedral in southern Spain. The island’s circumference is roughly 87 km (54 mi) and its area 281 km2 (108 sq mi). Its population was only 80,161 (at the 2011 Census). The economy is mainly reliant on tourism, with the agricultural sector serving the domestic market. Over 32,000 people live in the capital city, St. John’s.
Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson, Eric Clapton or Ken Follett are notable residents on Antigua.
British Passport – State of Antigua, including revenues – A rare find!