Guernsey Post is delighted to announce the release of two new stamp sets, #GuernseyTogether and #AlderneySpirit, which have been designed by local school children to reflect the positive aspects of the global pandemic as a result of COVID-19.
The Guernsey and Alderney stamp designs – chosen by two independent judges from over 200 competition entries – have now received royal approval from Her Majesty, The Queen, and will be issued on 19 August.
The Guernsey stamps, which include colourful rainbow designs, were created by Kahlan Marriott, age 5; Olivia Le Tissier, age 6; Alexis Drummy, age 8; Danny King, age 8; Joe De Carteret, age 10; Lily-Ella O’Brien, age 10; Oliver Blake, age 11; and, Phoebe Smart, age 13. Continuing the colourful theme, the Alderney stamp set features designs by Eli Maurice, age 7; Grace Chapman, age 7; Isla Cauvain, age 7; and, Hollie Maurice, age 9.
Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, said: – “This is the fourth time in our 50-year history that we have invited children in the Bailiwick of Guernsey to design stamps for us. Given how well they responded to the impact of COVID-19, we felt it was fitting to ask them to create stamps that recognise the positive aspects of the pandemic.
“We are incredibly grateful to all of the children in the Bailiwick who took the time and effort to create such wonderful designs for our stamps, and we are delighted for the winners. We definitely have some future artists in the making!”
Guernsey Post is to donate all proceeds from the sale of its #GuernseyTogether and #AlderneySpirit stamps equally between various charities: the Guernsey COVID-19 Response Appeal; the Social Investment Fund’s COVID-19 Community Charity Appeal; and Alderney’s Helping Hand appeal, which provides interim support for those members of the community who are struggling as a result of coronavirus.