Yearbook celebrates this year’s Guernsey stamps: philatelic bureau also announces its 2020 stamp programme

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 or contacting Guernsey’s Philatelic Bureau on +44 (0) 1481 716486.

2019 Yearbook inset 50th Stamps Yearbook Leather Affect Cover 2019


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