Postage stamps and postal history of Guernsey

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A modern meter stamp of Guernsey.

The first postage stamps marked Guernsey were issued during the occupation of the island by the Germans during World War II.[1]

Later, Guernsey used British regional stamps marked specifically for use in Guernsey but valid for postage throughout the United Kingdom.[1]

Guernsey has issued its own stamps since 1 October 1969.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue: Commonwealth and British Empire Stamps 1840-1970. 112th edition. London: Stanley Gibbons, 2010, p. GB31. ISBN 0852597312

Further reading[edit]

Channel Islands & Guernsey[edit]

  • Danan, Yves Maxime. Histoire Postale des îles de la Manche. Paris: "Le Monde des philatélistes", 1976/78. Comprising: Vol. 1: Les Affranchissements de guerre de 1870 à 1944; Vol. 2: La Libération, compléments depuis 1945, les conséquences de l'indépendance postale.
  • Gurney, David. Postal History of the Guernsey Sub-Post Offices. Ilford: CISS Publishing, 1996 ISBN 0-946806-17-9 265p.
  • Martin, F. Story of Guernsey Postage Stamps 1940-1941, during the occupation by the German military authorities. Guernsey: The Guernsey Press Co., n.d. 15p.
  • Mohle, Heinz. Die Briefmarken von den Kanal-Inseln: Guernsey & Jersey, Deutsche Besetzung 1940-1945. Frankfurt am Main: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neues Handbuch der Briefmarkenkunde e.V. im Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V., 1970 43p.
  • Newport, William. The Airmails of the Channel Islands. Sidcup: Channel Islands Specialists' Society, 1957 12p.
  • Newport, William. The Channel Islands: France mail services, 1683-1939. Sidcup: Channel Islands Specialists' Society, 1956 20p.
  • Newport, William. Early Channel Islands postal history and notes on other material. Sidcup: Channel Islands Specialists' Society, 1958 39p.
  • Newport, William. Stamps and Postal History of the Channel Islands. London: Heinemann, 1972 ISBN 0-434-91470-3 214p.
  • Newport, William and John O. Simpson. Numeral obliterations and instructional marks of the Channel Islands. Sidcup: Channel Islands Specialists' Society, 1957 12p.
  • Newport, William and John O. Simpson. Postal affairs during the German occupation of the Channel Islands 1940-1945. Sidcup: Channel Islands Specialists' Society, 1957 32p.
  • Stanley Gibbons Channel Islands Specialised Catalogue of Stamps and Postal History. London: Stanley Gibbons, 1983 ISBN 0-85259-052-0 451p.
  • Wieneke, Michael. The German Field Post Office in the Channel Islands: communications of the military and of the civilian inhabitants through the German Field Post Service 1940-1945. Grouville, Jersey: The Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey Branch), 1981 16p.

Alderney, Herm, Jethou & Sark[edit]

  • Backman, Anders and Bob Forrester. The Channel Island of Jethou: its stamps and postal history. Stockholm: A. Backman, 1978 121p.
  • Backman, Anders and Robert Forrester. The Smaller Channel Islands Catalogue. Stockholm: A. Backman, 1989
  • Newell, Peter E. Stamps of Alderney: An Illustrated Priced Guide and Handbook. Brighton: Channel Islands & Lundy Auctions, 1988 ISBN 0-9482513-3-6 63p.
  • Newport, William. The Island of Herm and its Posts. Sidcup: Channel Islands Specialists' Society, 1970 52p.
  • Newport, William and Stanley Newman. Postal History & Stamps of Sark: An Illustrated Priced Guide and Handbook. Brighton: Channel Islands & Lundy Auctions, 1990 ISBN 0-9514363-1-7 50p.

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