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Guernsey Postal Services 2007 Issue
Design by Robin Carter

25th Anniversary of the Battle for the Falklands

Guernsey Postal Service has issued six new stamps that have postage values of 32p, 37p, 45p, 48p, 50p and 71p named "25th Anniversary of the Battle for the Falklands" on the 8th of March 2007. The six stamps depict different aspects of the Battle for the Falklands. The conflict began on March 19th 1982 when Argentine scrap metal merchants raised their country's flag on the British Falkland Islands. Then on the 2nd April 1982 Argentine Forces invaded and took over the Falkland Islands. British government responded immediately by organizing an attack force to take back the islands. On 1st May British Forces began to bomb Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands. After a number of bomb missions and sea battles the British forces invaded the islands on 21th May 1982. After a number of ground battles the Argentine forces surrendered to the British forces on 14 June 1982. Each of the six stamps is described as follows:

  • 32p - Troops setting off for the Falkland Islands on the QEII
  • 37p - Troops landing at San Carlos Bay
  • 45p - Harriers flying over SS Canberra
  • 48p - Lt. Col H. Jones charging toward his place in the British history books
  • 50p - The Sea King helicopters evacuating men from the burning Sir Galahad
  • 71p - Sir Galahad troops silently march towards Port Stanley
"25th Anniversary of the Battle for the Falklands" stamps can be purchased as a set of 6, Sheets of 10, Souvenir Sheet, Presentation Pack or FDC's. The size of each stamp is 27.94mm x 44.5mm with a Perforation size of 13.75 x 13.75 using the 2cm reference. Souvenir sheet size is 95mm x 140mm. They will be printed by BDT International using the offset Lithography Printing process with 110gsm unwatermarked paper with PVA adhesive.


25th Anniversary of the Battle for the Falklands FDC


25th Anniversary of the Battle for the Falklands Souvenir Sheet



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.guernseystamps.com Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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