Seagulls will scavenge for just about anything they can get their beaks on as these playful set of stamps created for the latest SEPAC issue by talented Guernsey artist James Colmer show.
Herring gulls are a very common sight in the island but not a welcome addition to anyone’s picnic!
They are very clever creatures when it comes to mealtimes and use their keen sense of smell and great vision but they have developed a taste for human food, swooping in for any tasty tidbits they can find in their hunt for an easy meal
Seagulls are one of the few birds that can drink saltwater thanks to special glands above their eyes which eliminate excess salt so they can fly far out to sea on the hunt for food without dehydrating.
Saltwater has got to be better for them than the sunbather’s Guernsey beer that one audacious seagull goes for. Seagulls might not be fussy about what they stick in their beaks, but Breda happens to be an award-winning beer, having won silver at the International Brewing Awards back in 2013. Randalls Brewery have been turning malted barley, hops, water and yeast into this popular 5% abv pale lager since 2008 and one stamp in this series bears the SEPAC logo to tie in with this year’s SEPAC theme of locally made beverages.
James was commissioned to create this playful set of stamps featuring some of the island's hungry herring gulls for Guernsey Post's latest SEPAC issue.
52p stamp: Gache Thief
79p stamp: Stealing Mackerel Thief
£1.10 stamp: Beer Thief
£1.35 stamp: Ice Cream Thief
|Date of Issue||22 June 2022|
|Values||52p, 79p, £1.10, £1.35|
|Stamp Size||40mm deep x 30mm wide|
|Paper||Gummed Securpost 110 GPW|
|Perforation||1.1 x 1.667|