Alderney Forts

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 Stamps 42p Stamp: Fort Tourgis56p Stamp: Fort Clonque57p Stamp: Fort Grosnez62p Stamp: Fort Houmet Herbe68p Stamp: Fort Chateau a l'Etoc77p Stamp: The Nunnery Roman Fort Our sets are supplied in a robus..

Price £3.62

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 £4.82

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

Price £4.52

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 £36.20

Description

Living Island is a pioneering tourism and community development project which focuses on Alderney's wildlife and history. Launched in 2013, the project was set up with the specific aims of:

*protecting the environment and historic buildings;

* supporting the local tourism economy by demonstrating the value of heritage;

*promoting Alderney's history and wildlife to local people and visitors; and

* improving local biodiversity by encouraging good management of valuable habitats

Alderney's concentration of historic fortifications, such as those depicted across our stamps, are an obvious choice for attracting new visitors whilst inspiring local people about their heritage. These include the Roman fort at Longis Bay, which in Alderney is known as The Nunnery.

Continuously inhabited for at least 5,000 years, Alderney is an island full of fascinating historical sites which reflect its turbulent past. This stamp issue features just a small selection of the many historic forts on the island.

Specification

Date of Issue 22 July 2015
Designer Mark Totty
Photographer Martin Batt
Printer BDT International
Values 42p, 56p, 57p, 62p, 68p, 77p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 31.3mm deep x 40.64mm wide
Paper 120gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 14 x 15
Cylinder A