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Marine Life II Crustaceans

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 Stamps 41p - The Edible Crab (Chancre) 54p - Lobster 55p - Velvet Swimming Crab 66p - Hermit Crab 74p - Squat Lobster 83p - Spider Crab Our sets are supplied in a robust glassine bag. You may decide to..

Price £3.73

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 £4.93

Miniature 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..

Price £4.20

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 £4.63

Miniature Sheet 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 £3.90

Miniature Sheet £3 - Anemone Shrimp A small sheet containing one stamp set against an illustrated background.   This miniature sheet also features augmented reality. Using your tablet or smart phone download the S..

Price £3.00

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 £37.30

Description

The second part of our series on Guernsey marine life focuses on crustaceans, a group of animals that includes shrimps, prawns, crabs and lobsters. Around 67,000 species have been identified and, while most crustaceans live in water, a few have evolved to live on land, the most familiar being the humble woodlouse.

The distinguishing feature of all these creatures is the possession of a hard outer shell called an exoskeleton. Like a full suit of armour, this provides a protective casing for the soft body of the animal inside. The legs and tail sections have joints to allow for movement and the front pair of legs of most crustaceans has evolved into claws for feeding and defence.

The miniature sheet also features augmented reality. Using your tablet or smart phone download the SEPAC App from your App store and scan the image of the stamp.

See all the wonderful crabs and lobsters featured on the stamps in their natural environment in this stunning short video.

A quick and wonderful way to get more out of your stamps and more information on the crustaceans featured.

 

Specification

Date of Issue 30 July 2014
Designer Bridget Yabsley
Photographer Sue Daly LRPS
Printer Lowe-Martin
Values 41p, 54p, 55p, 66p, 74p, 83p, £3
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 40mm deep x 32mm wide
Sheet Size 100mm deep x 140mm wide
Sheet Stamp Size 66mm deep x 48mm wide
Paper 100gsm unwatermarked
Sheet 10
Perforation Stamps 13.25 x 13, M/Sheet 14.24 x 14
Cylinder A