Alderney Patois

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Sheets of 10


Set of 8 Stamps


First Day Cover



This collection of stamps is themed around Alderney Patois phrases or Aourgnais, to give it its proper name.  They were inspired by the teachings of Royston Raymond, the last true ‘rememberer’ of this now forgotten language. 

During the latter part of Royston Raymond’s life he became aware that he should record as much of his knowledge as possible.  He wrote a book of stories called ‘Histouaires en Aourgnais’ which recounts memories and tales from his youth, in patois. 

With new initiatives regarding lost languages, the intention is to preserve what we have for future generations. The stamps illustrate some of Royston’s stories and memories.


Date of Issue 4 April 2022
Designer Josie and Sally Pond
Printer Carter Security Printing
Values 52p, 73p, 79p, £1.10, £1.26, £1.35, £2.20, £3.50
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 40mm wide
Paper PVA Gummed 110gsm
Sheet 10
Perforation 13 x 13.25
Cylinder A

Alderney Patois