Guernsey To Launch New Post & Go Overprint For Virtual Stampex

Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau announces that it will vend Post & Go stamps with the new overprint ‘Virtual Spring Stampex 2021’, for the forthcoming edition of the expo. The stamps will depict Guernsey’s Bailiwick airplane designs, which were released in February this year. The bureau will also provide a limited edition First Day Cover carrying the six Bailiwick airplane stamps with the overprint and a Virtual Stampex cachet.

Bridget Yabsley, head of Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau, explained: – “We are excited to be involved again in this year’s virtual international stamp show, which the Philatelic Traders’ Society has organised in lieu of the usual February event. It looks set to be another exciting event, bringing together everyone from the world of philately.

“Guernsey Post is one of over 100 participants involved and we will take part in the ‘live’ online event on 25 and 26 March; the collector strips and First Day Covers can be ordered direct from the bureau or via our website.

Guernsey Post & Go To Send Christmas Message

Guernsey Stamps announces that its GG02 Series Post & Go stamps will be sending out a seasonal message during December.

From 1-24 December, the GG02 series kiosk, located in the reception area of the main Post Office at Envoy House, La Vrangue, St Peter Port, will vend Bailiwick Fishing Boat stamp strips with the overprint message: –

Wishing you a
safe Christmas

“Our Post & Go stamps continue to be really popular and so once again we’ve added a festive message. However, during these unusual times we felt it appropriate to wish everyone a safe Christmas,” explains Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post.

Priced at £4.70 the set of six Bailiwick Fishing Boats stamps will comprise the following values: –

Gsy letter up to 100g
UK letter up to 100g
Gsy large letter up to 100g
EUR letter up to 20g
ROW letter up to 20g
UK large letter up to 100g

Liberation 75 Overprint for Guernsey’s Post & Go Stamps

Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau announces that it will vend Post & Go stamps with a special overprint to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. The overprint on the Guernsey flag design will be printed on the GG02 kiosk located at Postal Headquarters.

2020 is the 75th anniversary of Guernsey’s liberation, commemorating the island’s freedom from German occupation during World War II.

The occupation of Guernsey began at around 8.30pm on Sunday 30 June, with German troop numbers roughly equaling the number of remaining islanders who had to endure hunger, poor medical attention – and fear.

After five long years, surrender of the Channel Islands eventually took place during the early hours of 9 May 1945, the day after Victory in Europe, VE Day. Malnourished – but nevertheless joyous – crowds gathered on St Peter Port seafront and harbour as the first British Troops landed.

The new overprint will be available between the 9 – 15 May 2020 and will read:
Liberation 75
1945-2020

Due to the current lock down restrictions, customers may order the GG02 collector strip without incurring an admin charge, either online at Guernsey Stamps’ website, or by contacting philatelic customer service, where orders for other collector strip variations can also be placed.

Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, said: – “Our aim, as ever, is to provide the best service possible. During these unprecedented times, please understand that things may take a little longer than usual, and there may be delays that are beyond our control.

“We sincerely hope that you and your families are staying safe, and thank you for your continued custom and patience,” added Bridget.

Both the GG02 and GG04 strips can be obtained by visiting www.guernseystamps.com or contacting philatelic customer services on +44 (0) 1481 716486.

Guernsey to vend Post & Go stamps at Guernsey’s Tourist Information Centre

Guernsey Stamps is delighted to announce that its Post & Go desktop unit (DKU) GG03 will return to Guernsey Information Centre (G.I.C.) in St Peter Port from 1 April, where it will vend stamps with special overprints for cruise ship tourists, visitors and collectors.

The DKU unit will vend the bureau’s latest pictorial Post & Go stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of Guernsey Old Car Club (GOCC). In support of the *UPU and UNESCO initiative the overprint ‘Welcome to Guernsey’ will be in Guernsey French with a location identifier.
G.I.C. 2019
Bianvnu à Guernesi

Also working in partnership with Visit Guernsey, an overprint message on the stamps will welcome cruise ship passengers to Guernsey’s shores, which will be updated each time a ship arrives into port. The first strips will vend on 4 April to mark the arrival of the Britannia – the overprint for this visit will read Bianvnu à Britannia