For period 1903-1980 see Saint Kitts-Nevis
One of the Leeward Islands, southeast of Puerto Rico. From 1861 to 1890, separate issues were made for Nevis. From 1890 to 1956, stamps of the Leeward Islands were used. Issues of St. Kitts-Nevis were also used 1903-1952, replaced by St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla issues after 1952. Nevis again began to issue its own stamps in 1980. In 1983 it became independent, in federation with St. Kitts but still continues to maintain its own stamp issues.