Postcrossing 2021

Products in this Issue

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 £29.30

Set of 3 FDI Postcards A fabulous set of three postcards each stamped and with a first day of issue cancel...

Price £4.43

Set of 3 Maxi Postcards A set of three postcards featuring the Guernsey animals featured on the stamp issue with the associated stamp cancelled on the front of the card...

Price £4.43

Set of 3 Postcards A set of three postcards showing the three stamp designs...

Price £1.50

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 £4.13

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues in a presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is atta..

Price £3.83

Set of 3 stamps (UK, EUR, ROW) 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 £2.93

Description

Postcrossing’s founder, Paulo Magalhães, began his project in 2005. He loves to receive mail, especially postcards, and knew that many people shared his interest and wanted to connect with each other.

By setting up the Postcrossing project, Paulo enabled anyone to exchange postcards with random people around the world. The premise is simple: for every postcard you send, you'll receive one back from another postcrosser— so the more you send, the more you will receive. 

After more than a decade, Paulo’s initiative is still going strong and has grown to over 800,000 postcrossers in 215 countries. An incredible 60 million postcards have been sent through Postcrossing since it began.

As Postcrossing celebrates its birthday on 14 July, we are delighted to release three colourful ‘Happy Postcrossing’ stamps depicting iconic Guernsey animals that can be found on the Bailiwick: the Golden Guernsey Goat with Torteval Church in the background; a Guernsey Chancre Crab against the backdrop of Pleinmont Observation Tower; and a Herm Puffin with the tiny islands of Herm and Jethou in the background.

“It makes the world smaller and more available; you can get a postcard from anywhere in the world! And I love the feeling of waiting for the unexpected... which country this time? Which continent? It's just amazing how the world can be connected by sending 'pieces of paper with photographs on it'.”

Kasia, Poland

Specification

Date of Issue 10 June 2021
Designer Two Degrees North
Printer bpost
Values UK Letter, EUR Letter (20g), ROW Letter (20g)
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 45mm wide
Paper 46 Gummed FSC Securpost 110GPW
Sheet 10
Perforation 1.1 x 1.667
Cylinder A