Post and Go: Guernsey Coat of Arms

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We are delighted to feature the Coat of Arms of Guernsey, the official symbol of the Island, on our latest Post & Go stamps. We know that Edward I, in 1279, despatched to his Bailiff in Guernsey a specially cut seal of office bearing the Royal Arms, but what are the origins of the three lions?

Henry I, who was known as the “Lion of England”, had a single lion on his standard when he entered power in 1100. When he married his second wife, Adeliza of Louvain, in 1121, he added a second lion in honour of her father, who also had a lion on his shield. In 1154, two lions became three when Henry’s grandson, Henry II, married Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose family crest was also a lion.

GY Letter: Cup & Saucer - Fort Grey

GY Large: Coastal Wild Flowers

UK Letter: Curious Guernsey

UK Large: Fishing at dawn

EUR: Castle Breakwater Lighthouse

ROW: Rockpooling at Cobo


Date of Issue 14th February 2024
Designer Anni Bisson
Printer Cartor Security Printers
Values GY Letter, UK Letter, GY Large, UK Large, EUR Letter, ROW Letter
Process Six colour digital printing in coil strips. Value & Locator identifier printed in thermography.
Stamp Size 56mm wide x 25mm deep
Paper Standard Glassine self adhesive
Perforation Simulated

Post and Go: Guernsey Coat of Arms