Europa: Ancient Postal Routes: Mail Ships

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First Day Cover First Day Cover will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, sp..

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Presentation Pack Presentation Pack will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentat..

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Souvenir Sheet Souvenir Sheet will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020A small sheet containing one of each stamp from the issue, set against an illustrated background...

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Souvenir Sheet and Pack Insert Souvenir Sheet Pack Insert will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020A pack insert is a backing board with a clear pocket containing the souvenir sheet with this issue. It is hole punched in or..

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Sheets of 10 Sheets of 10 will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the nam..

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Sheet of 10 (Europa 68p) Sheet of 10 (Europa 68p) will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020EUROPA sheets are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the na..

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Sheet of 10 (Europa 85p) Sheet of 10 (Europa 85p) will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020EUROPA sheets are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the na..

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Sheets of 10 (50p, 70p, 95p, £1.02) Sheets of 10 (50p, 70p, 95p, £1.02) will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of ..

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Set of 6 Postcards Set of 6 Postcards will be available to pre-order on 18th March 2020A set of 6 traditional postcards showing the six images used on the stamp designs...

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Maxi Mail Ships Postcards Set of 6 Maxi Mail Ships Postcard Set of 6 will be available to pre-order on the 18th March 2020A set of six postcards featuring the Mail Ships featured on the stamp issue with the associated stamp cancelled o..

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FDI Mail Ships Postcard Set of 6 FDI Mail Ships Postcard Set of 6 will be available to pre-order on the 18th March 2020Traditional set of 6 postcards for the Mail Ships, cancelled on the reverse of each postcard...

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Set of 6 Stamps Set of 6 Stamps will be available to pre-order on 18th March 202050p: Earl of Chesterfield68p: Ariadne70p: Antelope85p: Alberta95p: Isle of Guernsey£1.02: Sarnia..

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Description

1st April sees the issue of our Europa set entitled 'Mail Ships' and is part of the 2020 theme of Ancient Postal Routes. They feature six mail and packet ships that sailed between Guernsey and the United Kingdom.

Before air mail took off in the twentieth century, sending post to the Channel Islands was only possible by sea and crossing the busy Channel could be a dangerous business, not only because of bad weather, but the very real threat of privateers and shipwrecks too.

50p: Earl of Chesterfield      85p: Alberta

68p: Ariadne                          95p: Isle of Guernsey

70p: Antelope                       £1.02: Sarnia

Please Note: If you have a standing order with Guernsey Stamps, the April 1st issues will be dispatched at the beginning of May with the May 2nd issues.

Specification

Date of Issue 1 April 2020
Designer Andrew Robinson
Printer Cartor Security Printing
Values 50p, 68p, 70p, 85p, 95p, £1.02
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 42mm wide
Paper PVA Gummed 110gsm
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.25 x 13.5
Cylinder A

Europa: Ancient Postal Routes: Mail Ships