Abstract Guernsey 2

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First Day Cover - Self Stick Stamps The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

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First Day Cover - Gummed Stamps The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

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Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is at..

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Set of 6 Self Stick Stamps Our self stick sets are supplied on a backing sheet in a robust glassine bag. You may decide to place the sheet in a special album in order to preserve their mint condition (see Albums and Binders sec..

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Set of 6 Gummed Stamps Our self stick sets are supplied on a backing sheet in a robust glassine bag. You may decide to place the sheet in a special album in order to preserve their mint condition (see Albums and Binders sec..

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GY Large Letter Booklet (4) A booklet containing four large letter stamps from the two designs...

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UK Large Letter Booklet (4) A booklet containing two designs of both UK values...

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GY Large Letter Booklet (50) This robust booklet of 50 self stick stamps contains two copies of each of the two stamp designs of this value on identical pages of 10. These booklets are very poular with small business in Guernsey...

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UK Large Letter Booklet (50) This robust booklet of 50 self stick stamps contains two copies of each of the two stamp designs of this value on identical pages of 10. These booklets are very poular with small business in Guernsey...

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GY Large Letter Booklet Pane This is a small “page” of stamps torn from the booklet of 50 stamps. This pane consists of five of each of the two different designs making ten stamps in all..

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UK Large Letter Booklet Pane This is a small “page” of stamps torn from the booklet of 50 stamps. This pane consists of five of each of the two different designs making ten stamps in all...

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Description

The ‘abstract’ theme continues with six more magical yet realistic shots from Alex Wallace and Nick Despres of Perfect Prints (www.perfectprints.co.uk), and this time they illustrate the first issue of the ‘pricing in proportion’ system, whereby postage is determined by an item’s dimensions.

There is a sunrise on Guernsey’s west coast, with a headland in the distance crowned by a German Occupation concrete tower which, unusually for such a fortification, can have an attractive, almost arty appearance from certain angles and in a certain light.

The sun rises over Havelet Bay, seen from the top of its slipway, with the beginning of the south coast cliffs to the right. Guernsey’s slipways were built for practical reasons, their granite blocks enabling horses to climb safely from the beaches pulling cartloads of seaweed for use as fertiliser.

We see Fort Grey illuminated in the early evening, a west coast bastion built to prevent foreign vessels from landing on the beaches. A Martello tower with its protective outer ring, it is often known by the nickname ‘the cup and saucer’.

Also picked out by floodlights is Castle Cornet, built on a rock just outside St Peter Port harbour, with the breakwater that connects it to the land now forming the harbour’s southern wall. The castle contains museums and, importantly, retains much of the atmosphere it would have had centuries ago.

A ten minute boat trip around the south coast brings us to the Dog and Lion rocks in the “smugglers’ cove” area around Saints Bay and Moulin Huet.

Finally we visit Sark and the tiny bay that is Port de la Jument. The rubber dinghy evokes the joys of the island for people on visiting yachts, glorying in the unspoilt beauty of a place that can feel like your own personal discovery.

Specification

Date of Issue 18 March 2010
Printer Cartor Security Printing
Values 2 x UK Large, 2 x GY Large, EUR, ROW
Process Offset lithography
Stamp Size 30.43mm deep x 35mm
Paper 196gsm unwatermarked - Self adhesive / 102gsm unwatermarked - PVA adhesive for sheets of 20
Sheet 20
Perforation 13.25 for sheets of 20
Cylinder A