Europa: Ancient Postal Routes: Mail Ships

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Sheets of 10



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


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