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1st Edition Alderney and Burhou Map

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Miniature Sheet The miniature sheet die-cut with the shape of Alderney containing one stamp...

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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..

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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 £4.90

Description

Gifted architect Addison Roger Warren, known as Roger among family and friends, arrived on Alderney in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in 1956 with his wife and two young daughters. His talent and foresight would see him help to influence the shape and character of the tiny island that would be his home for the next 41 years.

On 6th June, 1944, when thousands of Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, just 10 miles away from Alderney, in the D-Day Landings, Rogers's maps provided invaluable intelligence. Roger, who at the time was based at Government Communication Headquarters -GCHQ -in Cheltenham, was one of the few people who knew of the impending landings, Sworn to secrecy, he had to remain at the base during the campaign.

Following the war, before Roger and his family moved to Alderney, he painstakingly compiled and personalised his map of Alderney and Burhou, which took him some 3,000 hours to complete, such was his interest and patience.

Specification

Date of Issue 1 February 2017
Designer Two Degrees North
Printer BDT International
Values 43p, 57p, 58p, 64p, 70p, 78p, £3
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 27.94mm deep x 44.45mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.75
Cylinder A

1st Edition Alderney and Burhou Map