Ceylon KGVI 1938-49 3c Black & Deep Blue-Green P13.5 SG387b

This King George VI stamp continued on from the pictorials that had started within the earlier King George V’s reign. The 3c has several perforation varieties and also watermark varieties.

Adam’s Peak is a sacred mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It stands at a height of 2,243 meters (7,359 feet) and is known for the Sri Pada, a rock formation near the summit believed to be the footprint of various religious figures such as Buddha, Hanuman, Shiva, Adam, or St. Thomas, depending on different religious traditions [1].

The mountain is also referred to by other names such as Mount Malaya, Mount Lanka, Ratnagiri, or Mount Rohana. It is a wildlife reserve and serves as a watershed for three major rivers in Sri Lanka. The ascent to Adam’s Peak is typically done on foot through several trails, with the Hatton trail being the most popular. The climb consists of approximately 12,000 stone stairs and can take several hours to complete [3].


[1] Adam’s Peak

[2] Adam’s Peak | Sri Lanka, Map, History, & Facts

[3] Your Guide to Climbing Adam’s Peak: Sri Lanka’s …

Adam’s Peak from Maskeliya

Photograph by Rehman Abubakr, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons