A set of stamps featuring four artifacts at the National Museum have been issued by the Cayman Islands Postal Service to commemorate the museum’s 25th anniversary. These include a 25 cent stamp bearing an image of a 1960s Caymanian doll designed by Clarice Carter. The doll is hand-carved in guava wood from a single tree limb.
A second new 25 cent stamp features a Plath Navistar Sextant from the 1960s used and owned by Captain Wordal Rankine. Before migrating to and living in the U.S., Captain Rankine of East End was a Merchant Marine and a Home Guard member.
Another stamp, a 75 cent one, shows an early 1900s cast iron Swift Mill coffee grinder from the Ira Thompson collection. The grinder was made by Lane Brothers of Poughkeepsie, New York.
The $1.60 stamp features a monkey jar, a spherical earthenware red clay water container commonly used in the Cayman Island in the early 1900s and imported from Jamaica. The origin of the name is unknown.