Stamps mark The Queen's historic Birthday

Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau will mark the occasion of The Queen’s 95th birthday with commemorative stamps depicting various aspects of Her Majesty’s life. The stamps will be issued on 21 April, The Queen’s actual birthday, when she becomes the first British monarch to reach the age of 95.

Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post said: - “Our commemorative stamps are based on the theme ‘Devoted to your Service,’ which look back over Her Majesty’s life and dedication to service; from her early years as a young Princess to becoming the longest reigning  monarch in British history, and a much loved and admired figure around the world.”

Devoted to your Service is a collaboration between 11 postal administrations, which sees four Crown Dependencies – Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar – become part of a co-ordinated collection undertaken by Creative Direction (Worldwide) Ltd, which manages the stamp design and print programme for seven overseas territories: the Falkland Islands, British Virgin Islands, British Antarctic Territory, Ascension Island, The Bahamas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, and Tristian da Cunha.

Guernsey and the other Crown Dependencies and overseas territories have produced commemorative stamps bearing the same titles, comprising Princess, Coronation, Marriage, Leisure, Pageantry and Royal Duty, although each feature different images of Her Majesty on these themes.

Guernsey Post’s stamp entitled Princess, depicting a ten-year-old Princess Elizabeth and her corgi Dookie, is one of 11 stamps to feature on a joint sheetlet.