Nobody lived in the Cayman Islands until settlers and slaves from the Old World arrived there in the 17th Century. It is the name given to a group of three islands in the western Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. A dependency of Jamaica governed this island till the Jamaican independence in 1962. The Cayman Islands is an autonomous British Overseas Territory today. It is also a tax haven and international banking centre.
Queen Victoria definitives were the first ever stamps to be issued in 1900 by this country. A set of 12 King George V stamps with local scenes and fauna and inset cameos of the king was issued between 1935 and 1936.
Elements like Map of the islands, a catboat, red-footed boobies, conches and coconut palms, and hawksbill turtles were featured on these stamps. The set has a listed value of $250.10 in unused hinged condition.
Classic, colourful and long British colonial sets like these are always in demand. Topical collectors might also want to have some of these stamps in their collection.