New Post & Go from Channel Islands

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04 February 2020
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Both Guernsey Post and Jersey Post have revealed the designs for their latest Post & Go stamp sets, both of which will be issued on 12 February.

Guernsey’s six Post & Go stamps depict some of the fishing boats that operate in the waters around the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Fishing boats

Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post said: ‘Following huge interest in last year’s Post & Go stamps, which depict cars belonging to members of Guernsey Old Car Club, we were keen to feature another local theme for our sixth Post & Go stamp issue. 

‘Fishing in the Bailiwick of Guernsey is a an active industry and a common pastime, so we are really delighted to depict some of the colourful fishing boats, along with the unique beauty of the seas around the Bailiwick of Guernsey. We are grateful to the fishermen who agreed for their fishing boats to be depicted on our stamps.’

Island flowers

Meanwhile, Jersey’s set of six have been illustrated by natural history and botanical illustrator, Lizzie Harper, and show the six flowers Sea-holly, Seaside Daisy, Common Centaury, Sea Rocket, Yellow Horned-poppy and Rough Star-thistle, respectively.

Lizzie also created the designs for Jersey Post’s 2016 Post & Go issue, Beetles and the 2017 Post & Go issue Fruits and Berries.

Find out more about both sets of stamps at Guernsey Stamps and Jersey Stamps and don’t miss the dedicated stamp guides on both philatelic bureaux in Stamp Collector magazine.