Guernsey and Alderney stamps and postmarks

Guernsey consists of six islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou Brekhou, and many small islands. Situated in the English Channel in the northern part of Western Europe and maintains loyalty to the crown of England. Guernsey, the largest island, has 65,000 inhabitants and an area of 25 square miles (65 square kilometers). Alderney is the second largest island with 2400 inhabitants and an area of 3.1 square miles (8 square kilometers), but has long european stamps history. Islands were established at the end of the last ice age when sea levels rise them cut off from continental Europe. Evidence of human occupation dating back at least 7,000 years (1994 and archaeological discoveries of prehistoric monuments, 1976).

We know that the Romans occupied the island, and pottery and other remains were excavated in the port of St. Peter, the capital of Guernsey. All the more interesting is to find a Roman shipwreck discovered in the bottom of the harbor, called Asterix after meeting the French character animation (Asterix process in 1992). Christianity was brought to the island during the 6th century from St. Sampson Ministry of Labor. (Guernsey Church in 1971 and 1972). 933 islands that are passed into the hands of the dukes of Normandy while they were on the side of William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066 (900 fifth anniversary of the death of William the Conqueror in 1987). In 1204, during the reign of King John, took the land from the mainland Normandy from England. Islands, however, remained faithful to the English crown (marking 800 2004), and remained until then. Many of the stamps issued to revive ties with the crown, and perhaps most important was Charles and Diana wedding set from 1981 and Queen Mother's birthday in the 100 group 1999. It happened in 1584 on the island of Alderney Elizabeth I one of John Chamberlain. After the island was owned by many people, even in 1660 by order of King Charles II to the three royal jersey for an annual rent of 13 shillings (65p in today's money). During the English Civil War, Guernsey is declared parliament, but remained loyal to Governor Prince. This led to the siege of Castle Cornet, which lasted from 1643 to 1651 (50 on the fifth anniversary of the siege of Castle Cornet 1993).

Queen Victoria visited Guernsey in 1846 (centennial of the death of Queen Victoria) in 2001 and 1883. During his famous French Impressionist artist Renoir visited the island and completed eighteen paintings of local scenes (Renoir paintings in 1974, and the centenary of the visit Renoir 1983). In particular, Guernsey resident for fifteen years for this time was the famous French novelist Victor Hugo (Victor Hugo in exile in Guernsey in 1975, Europe, stories and legends in 1997, and Victor Hugo - bicentennial in 2001).

During World War II, and the Channel Islands were the only part of Britain to be occupied by Nazi Germany (25 and under 50, and anniversaries in the 60's liberation in 1970, 1995 and 2005, and returned to the inhabitants of these islands, Alderney Alderney Homecoming 1995 and 2005). During this time, news of the war was eagerly residents of the island (the 50th anniversary of Victory Day in 1994, 60 years after the Battle of Britain in 2000, when Herbert Patourel capital in 2002 and memories of World War II, 2003.2004 and 2005). Despite letters from Guernsey has been recorded since the KSV century, and since it is not established in these islands until 1794, and then only as a measure of the war. Regular postal links between the UK and the island opened 13th February with a categorical 'Earl sailing Middlesbrough' from Ueymouth. (E-boat packs in 1972 and 1973, ships Guinness 1989). Ms. Ann Watson, was appointed the first postmistress in Guernsey in the same year. In 1840, the introduction of uniform penny post, using the famous Penny Black stamps. (150 years since the founding of the mark in 1990) and Guernsey is the only mail in the Arcade, St. Peter Port (Europe Post Buildings 1990). In 1851, Anthony visited a prostitute, and a famous novelist, who was then Surveyor stamps, Guernsey. He was concerned about finding ways to spread the message without having to visit the post.

As a result, the first post boxes in the UK set up the experiment as the channel islands in the 1852nd One of these boxes, the original still stands in Union Street in St Peter Port still has the ability to distinguish it from one of the oldest used in everyday life in Britain (150 fifth anniversary of the first pillar, 2002). During the German occupation, there was a lack of British stamps. This necessitated the local production of seals, and all relations with Britain have been terminated.

Beginning in 1941, was the design and printing of stamps within the island. Many of these unusual to be printed on paper banknotes French, nothing else is available at the time (50 years at the first Guernsey postage stamps 1991). In October 1969, the Council of Guernsey took over operation of postal services from the Government of His Majesty the King, and began production of special stamps in Guernsey (10 fifth anniversary of the mailing of independence in 1979, and 25 years since its inception in 1994)).

In March 1984, Guernsey Post Office opened its first purpose built Guelles times, St Peter Port (the modern architecture of Europe 1987), and in 2001 was the year when marketing Guernsey Post Guernsey Post has become a limited constitutional change and this has now enabled the new company is more flexible in response to the challenges of the modern market (the next step in 2001). In late 2002, Guernsey Post, having exceeded the original building, go a few hundred meters of its base current - purpose-built and - Envoy of the house. Many aspects of life were observed in the seals as the sea itself, and the natural world, agriculture, traffic, sports, military, art and entertainment and printed on these, one of most popular european stamps.