Guernsey Stamps announces the publication of its 50th Anniversary 2019 Yearbook, which features the complete collection of Guernsey and Alderney stamps released this year.
The Yearbook contains 15 stamp issues released by the bureau, including the sixth installment in the Lunar New Year series celebrating the Year of the Pig, and a wealth of commemorative issues including the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, the 200th anniversary of the publication of John Keats’s ‘Odes’ and the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings. It also includes the ever-popular Christmas issues for Guernsey and Alderney, which have been designed using paper-cutting techniques.
Guernsey Post’s head of philatelic, Bridget Yabsley said: “This has been a very important year for Guernsey Post and our 2019 Yearbook also contains the postal and philatelic stamps we commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Guernsey’s Postal Independence – a very special year in our long history.
“Our beautifully presented Yearbook is published in full colour and bound into a high quality hard backed cover. Along with the complete set of 2019 stamps are miniature and souvenir sheets, which are provided separately so they can be mounted into the book at leisure. The Yearbook is priced at £89.19 – the exact value of the stamps it contains, making a wonderful gift or keepsake.
“This will be the last Yearbook we will produce in this format; next year we will be re-launching it in a new format, a Year Set Folder, whilst still offering our customers the complete set of stamps,” Bridget added.
2020 stamp programme announced
The philatelic bureau is also excited to announce details of its 2020 stamp programme, which comprises: –
Chinese New Year Rat (25.1.20), 08-Jan
Quartet: Beethoven Stamp 1, 21-Jan
Post and Go: Bailiwick Fishing Boats, 12-Feb
EUROPA – Ancient Postal Routes, 01-Apr
Endangered Species: Kordofan Giraffe, 02-May
Quartet: Beethoven Stamp 2, 02-May
75th Liberation Day Anniversary, 02-May
Quartet: Beethoven Stamp 3, 21-Jul
100th Anniversary of Rupert Bear (8.11.1920), 21-Jul
SEPAC: Artwork in the National Collection, 21-Jul
Quartet: Beethoven Stamp 4 /
250th Anniversary of Beethoven (16.12.1770), 28-Oct
Guernsey Christmas (secular), 28-Oct
Year Set folder – new product, no longer a yearbook, 1st Dec
Sealife in the Ramsar area, 21-Jan
Definitives: Birds £4, £2, £1, 50p, 40p, 20p, 10p-1p, 21-Jan
250th Birth Anniversary of William Wordsworth, 01-Apr
80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 21-Jul
Alderney Christmas -170th Anniversary of the
consecration of St Anne’s Church, 28-Oct
The 2019 Yearbook is available to purchase from 1 December and, along with the Davo and Lindner album pages, may be pre-ordered from the 18th November by visiting www.guernseystamps.com or contacting Guernsey’s Philatelic Bureau on +44 (0) 1481 716486.