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Alderney Birds of the Bailiwick

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 Stamps Our sets are supplied in a robust glassine bag. You may decide to place the stamps in a special album in order to preserve their mint condition (see Albums and Binders section).If you’re a new stamp c..

Price £3.04

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 £4.24

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..

Price £4.24

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 £3.94

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

Price £3.04

Souvenir Sheet and 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 £3.24

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 £30.40

Description

The stamps in our latest Alderney special issue were beautifully illustrated by Wendy Bramall, a talented artist who grew up in Guernsey with whom we’ve enjoyed a fantastic relationship over the course of 25 years and 14 stamp issues.

Wendy says that since her early school days drawing has always been second nature to her. As a child she was encouraged to draw from life and wherever possible still does so now. When working on stamp designs her illustrations usually start with a sketch and if possible photographs too. Ideas from both are combined, and from here the final ideas are worked up in to the fabulous images featured on our stamps and related materials.

Her research work on the Birds of the Bailiwick issue took Wendy to Winchester’s Museum Service, where she was able to work from actual bird specimens. Jamie Hooper Conservation Officer of La Société Guernesiaise and of the Guernsey Biological Records Centre was also on hand to help out with interesting information and insights into the species featured.

Much of Wendy’s work is inspired by nature, having spent many years enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Guernsey with beaches, rock pools and wildlife in abundance. As a child she also had an interest in Natural History, loved animals and was known for her menagerie of waifs and strays.

This combined love of art and nature led Wendy on a career path which included both. From Guernsey she went to Winchester to complete a one year Art Foundation course, followed by three years at Harrow School of Art studying illustration. Her first role following art school was at the Natural History Museum in London – a perfect position!

Wendy now lives in Winchester and works as a freelance illustrator, when not capturing nature in a range of mediums, she spends much of her spare time walking in the stunning countryside around her home.

Specification

Date of Issue 4 May 2011
Designer Wendy Bramall
Printer BDT International
Values 36p, 45p, 48p, 53p, 58p, 65p
Process Offset lithography
Stamp Size 30.56 deep x 38mm wide
Sheet Size 100mm deep x 140mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.75
Cylinder A