Guernsey’s coastline has been photographed countless times over the years, with amateurs and professionals keen to capture its breathtaking beauty. Many have done so, but few have captured the scenes with the sort of ethereal quality achieved by local photographers Nick Després and Alex Wallace of perfectprints.co.uk.
The images featured on the stamps are all fabulous pieces of art in their own right, so striking that it is tempting to think they have been digitally enhanced. However, they are simply the result of great skill, diligent research, superb subjects and just a tiny bit of luck in terms of Mother Nature’s performance on the day.
Date of issue: 9 June 2008
Designer: Alex Wallace, Nick Després
Printer: Walsall Security Printers
Values: 5 x 100gm Bailiwick rate
5 x 100gm UK rate
Process: Offset lithography
Stamp sizes: 25mm deep x 30mm wide
Paper: 203 gsm unwatermarked self adhesive
Booklets of 10: 10 x 100gm Bailiwick rate (2 of each design)
10 x 100gm UK rate (2 of each design)
Booklets of 100: 100 x 100gm Bailiwick rate (20 of each design)
100 x 100gm UK rate (20 of each design)