Stamps to mark centenary of Guernsey-based Arts & Crafts Club

Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau is delighted to mark the centenary of Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club (SACC) in Guernsey with commemorative stamps depicting four pieces of artwork illustrated by club members (stamp issue date: 25 July 2024).

As the Bailiwick’s longest running arts society, SACC has been an important hub for artistic expression in Guernsey since it was established in 1924. Its primary purpose remains the same today - to discover artistic talent across the Bailiwick; to break down any barriers to art; and to promote fellowship among those of similar tastes.

The stamps: - 

65p – Celebration by Ann Hunt

Using oils on canvas, Ann has painted an iconic view of Castle Cornet during a fireworks display at the Castle emplacement, as seen from Fort George. 

£1.20 – Picture postcard view of Fermain Bay, St Peter Port by Louise Le Pelley 

Louise is a self-taught artist whose colourful illustrations and paintings celebrate nostalgic storytelling and the quirky charm of island Life.

£2.71 – Rocquaine Bay by Liz Potter

Liz has been a member of SACC for 10 years and Club President since 2023. She enjoys working across a wide range of mediums including pastel pencils, watercolour, and mixed media. 

£4.31 – New Pupil by Nelli Begg

Nelli discovered watercolour three years ago and has been painting ever since. She has a particular love of painting animals and likes to capture their character and mood in watercolour.  

Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, said: - “We are delighted to celebrate this milestone in Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club’s history with our commemorative stamps depicting some of the work of its members. SACC continues to thrive since its formation 100 years ago and today it plays an active role in the community with several events and activities each year.”

The stamp products will be available to pre-order from 11 July at or by calling Philatelic Customer Services on +44 (0)1481 716486.