Alderney Ladybirds

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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..

Price £4.51

First Day Cover 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..

Price £4.81

Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover 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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Set of Six Stamps Stamp Descriptions 40p - 7-Spot Ladybird53p - 7-Spot Ladybird-newly hatched55p - 2-Spot Ladybird63p - Orange Ladybird71p - Harlequin Ladybird79p - Harlequin Ladybird Our sets are supplied in a robus..

Price £3.61

Souvenir Sheet A small sheet containing one of each stamp from the issue, set against an illustrated background...

Price £3.61

Souvenir Sheet & Pack Insert A pack insert is a backing board with a clear pocket containing the souvenir sheet with this issue. It is hole punched in order to insert it into our presentation pack binder. If you like to collect p..

Price £3.81

Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer’s information and ‘traf..

Price £36.10

Description

For the past six years we have produced stamps which depict some of the fascinating invertebrates to be found in the tiny yet diverse island of Alderney.

The ladybird is the last subject in our invertebrates series and, as with all our invertebrates issues, it has been beautifully illustrated against the landscape of Alderney by renowned artist Petula Stone.  Probably the most familiar of all beetles, there are over 5,000 species occurring worldwide. In Alderney, the familiar 7-spot is the most common, followed by the 2-spot and the Orange species.  Also found in the island but to a lesser degree is the Harlequin, which is a recent colonist originating from Asia.     

With very special thanks to Alderney Wildlife Trust for its assistance with this series

Specification

Date of Issue 12 February 2014
Designer Petula Stone
Printer BDT International
Values 40p, 53p, 55p, 63p, 71p, 79p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.56mm deep x 38mm wide
Sheet Size 100mm deep x140mm wide
Paper 100gsm unwatermarked / PVA adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.75
Cylinder A