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Guernsey Postal Service 2016 Issue
Designed: Robin Carter

500 Years of Postal History

The Guernsey Postal Service has issued 6 new stamps with postage values of 43p, 57p, 58p, 64p, 70p, and 78p named "500 Years of Postal History" on July 27th, 2016. These six stamps depict some of the key developments in Guernsey postal service during the past 500 years. The miniature sheet depicts one of the oldest pillar boxes in the British Isles which is still in use in Guernsey today. The six stamp depict various means of postal transportation, post offices and distribution center throughout the history of the postal service. Each stamp is described in the following table.

  • 43p - Royal Mail Coach, 1784
  • 57p - Aviaone: Royal Mail Steam Boat, 1824
  • 58p - Smith Street, St. Peter Port, 1883
  • 64p - Royal Mail Underground Railway, 1927
  • 70p - Post Office Tower, 1965
  • 78p - Heathrow Distribution Center, 2003
In 1516, Henry VIII knighted Brian Tuke as the first Master of the Posts. This act started the creation of the UK postal service.

500 Years of Postal History stamps can be purchased as a set of 6, Sheets of 10, Miniature sheet, Stamp pack and Assorted FDCs, The size of each stamp is 30mm x 36mm with a stamp perforation size of 13.5 using the 2cm reference. The miniature sheet stamp perforation size is 13. They were printed by BDT International using the offset lithography printing process.

500 Years of Postal History FDC and FDC Stamp

500 Years of Postal History Miniature Sheet

500 Years of Postal History Sheets of 10

500 Years of Postal History Stamp Pack

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