This single stamp is in a robust glassine bag. You may decide to place your stamps in a special album in order to preserve their mint condition (see Albums and Binders section).If you’re a new stamp c..
Andrew Fothergill, the designer of these stamps, proposed the concept of letters of the alphabet in random upper and lower case (representing the variety of envelopes and packages a modern post office deals with), on a stamp which was in turn on a letter. And so a 'modern art' stamp incorporating a subtle 'play on words' allied to state-of-the-art technology was born.
Dutch printers Joh. Enschede came up with the final touch of genius by adding heat sensitive ink; when touched it changes from orange to white. Silver foil giving a 'wave' effect is used for the Queen's head, the value, the name of Guernsey and the background letters on the surrounding sheet. The stamp replaces our previous £5 definitive issued in August 1998.