Stories from The Great War Part 3

Products in this Issue

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 £4.60

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 £37.00

Set of 6 Stamps 43p - Able Seaman James Gale57p - Stoker 1st Class George Arthur Hicks58p - Sailors T Gibson & H Broadbent (HM Submarine)64p - Able Seaman Wilfred Cochrane70p - First Class Petty Officer Harold de..

Price £3.70

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 £4.90

'Guernsey Bluejackets' Prestige Booklet There is a wealth of information throughout the text about this deeply emotive topic.The stories about our six featured topics and some of the War Veterans associated with this issue are astonishing a..

Price £14.80

Description

This third issue of stamps commemorating the First World War, explores the part played by the Guernsey men and boys who were engaged in the war at sea. 

As with the previous issues, the research has revealed that their presence was far flung, honourable and that many of them made the ultimate sacrifice.

The name ‘Bluejackets’ was given to the sailors in the Royal Navy and we have chosen six of them to represent the Bailiwick's contribution. Individually, these men featured at almost every major sea battle and turning point in the five-year conflict. Collectively, their stories give a strong account of the Royal Navy in the Great War.

The WW1 British navy signal flags under the Royal Cipher spell out 'valour', which these six Guernseymen showed.  

Specification

Date of Issue 11 November 2016
Designer Charlotte Barnes
Printer BDT International
Values 43p, 57p, 58p, 64p, 70p, 78
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 40.64mm deep x 36.85mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 14 x 15
Cylinder A

Stories from The Great War Part 3