50th Anniversary - Philatelic Independence

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 Stamps We are absolutely delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of postal independence with our special 'stamps on stamps'issue.48p: 196965p: Late 70's66p: Early 80's80p: mid to late 90's90p: 2000's98p ..

Price £4.47

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 £5.67

50th Anniversary Philatelic Independence Gold Replica Stamp We are delighted to mark the 50th anniversary of Guernsey's postal independence with this beautiful limited edition replica gold stamp from our first issue in October 1969. This stamp depicts Que..

Price £45.00

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 £5.37

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 £44.70


The 1st October 2019 sees Guernsey Post and the Philatelic Bureau celebrating our 50th anniversary of Postal Independence.

When the States of Guernsey took over the running of postal services from HM Government in 1969, the island began to design and produce stamps through its own philatelic bureau.

This stamp issue depicts stamps from a private collection belonging to Guernseyman, Doric Sarre, who began collecting stamps when he was 10 years old, Mr Sarre collection spans from 1969 to the present day.


Date of Issue 1 October 2019
Designer Two Degrees North
Values 48p, 65p, 66p, 80p, 90p, 98p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 36mm deep x 41.35mm wide
Paper Tullis Russell High Reading Yellow/Green Phosphor Gummed Stamp Paper 103gsm
Sheet 10
Perforation 14.44 x 14.51
Cylinder A

50th Anniversary - Philatelic Independence