Stamps created from previously released Guernsey and Alderney stamps and mini sheets depicting elements of sustainable forest management, including trees, birds, and bugs, are to be released by Guernsey Post.

Guernsey’s ‘Heart of the Forest’ quartet stamp series has been created by Gail Armstrong, an award-winning paper sculptor and illustrator who produces stunning three-dimensional works of art from flat sheets of paper.

The stamp theme takes its inspiration from Love Paper, a global campaign which promotes the sustainable and attractive attributes of print, paper, and paper packaging.

Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, said: – “To highlight the work of the Love Paper campaign, Gail has used Guernsey and Alderney issue stamps and miniature sheets, which she has moulded and shaped to depict some of the elements of sustainable forest management. The result is a series of stunning three-dimensional paper cut images, including a chestnut tree with a vibrant blue bird, which is depicted on the first stamp in our series.

“We couldn’t be happier with the stamps which, when presented in the souvenir sheet product, being the heart of the forest together,” Bridget added.

The first stamp is available to pre-order from 26 January 2022 at or by calling Philatelic Customer Services on +44 (0) 1481 716486.

Heart of the Forest Stamp 1


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