Rhode Island Around
the World - International Covers
1924 Postcard from
to Pawtucket, Rhode Island
View face of Postcard (Ruined City
1924 Postcard sent from
Colombo, Ceylon to Miss Elizabeth Chase in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
The stamps are 6 cent King Edward VII in violet (Scott Nr. 231)
produced in 1922.
The postcard reads;
"Dearest Bess, This is gold plate and very beautiful in the setting
of palms and blue sky, Lovingly Rubie"
Colombo, is the former
capital of and largest city in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)
with a population of over 800,000. The original name of the city was
Kalantotta (Kelani Ferry). The name was changed to Colombo by
the Portuguese. The population of Sri Lanka is mostly Sinhalese with
the Tamils being the largest minority population. Moors, Malays and
Europeans make up the rest of the population.
Major products include
coffee, coconuts, rubber, and tea. Portugal and the Netherlands
established colonies in Sri Lanka during the 16th century and in
1815 the country was ceded to the British Empire. Sri Lanka was
granted independence in 1948.
Reverse of card for the history of Anuradhapura.