Guernsey Post to vend Post and Go stamps at Guernsey's Tourist Information Centre
Guernsey Stamps is delighted to announce that its Post & Go desktop unit (DKU) GG03 will return to Guernsey Information Centre (G.I.C.) in St Peter Port from 1 April, where it will vend stamps with special overprints for cruise ship tourists, visitors and collectors.
The DKU unit will vend the bureau’s latest pictorial Post & Go stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of Guernsey Old Car Club (GOCC). In support of the *UPU and UNESCO initiative the overprint ‘Welcome to Guernsey’ will be in Guernsey French with a location identifier.
Bianvnu en Guernesi
Also working in partnership with Visit Guernsey, an overprint message on the stamps will welcome cruise ship passengers to Guernsey’s shores, which will be updated each time a ship arrives into port. The first strips will vend on 4 April to mark the arrival of the Britannia - the overprint for this visit will read Bianvnu Britannia
*In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 71/178 on the rights of indigenous peoples, proclaiming 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and inviting UNESCO to serve as the lead agency for this event.
This International Year provides a major opportunity to raise awareness throughout the world of the loss of indigenous languages and the need to preserve, revitalize and promote them.
UNESCO invited UPU member countries to get involved in this International Year by issuing a commemorative stamp in 2019 or by producing a special slogan postmark or cancellation mark. This would not only raise the visibility of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, but also help to communicate the messages associated with this event throughout the world.