Europa: Ancient Postal Routes: Mail Ships

Products in this Issue

FDI Mail Ships Postcard Set of 6 Traditional set of 6 postcards for the Mail Ships, cancelled on the reverse of each postcard...

Price £7.20

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 £5.90

Maxi Mail Ships Postcards Set of 6 A set of six postcards featuring the Mail Ships featured on the stamp issue with the associated stamp cancelled on the front of the card...

Price £7.20

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 £5.60

Set of 6 Postcards A set of 6 traditional postcards showing the six images used on the stamp designs...

Price £2.50

Set of 6 Stamps 50p: Earl of Chesterfield68p: Ariadne70p: Antelope85p: Alberta95p: Isle of Guernsey£1.02: Sarnia..

Price £4.70

Sheet of 10 (Europa 68p) EUROPA sheets 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 'traffic lights'..

Price £6.80

Sheet of 10 (Europa 85p) EUROPA sheets 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 'traffic lights'..

Price £8.50

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 £47.00

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

Price £4.70

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 £4.90

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 £5.90

Sheets of 10 (50p, 70p, 95p, £1.02) 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 £31.70

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