New Sepac Stamps on Handicrafts

Guernsey

guernsey sepac stamps‘The humble Guernsey – Flying the flag the world over’ This stamp issue includes four stamps each depicting one of the many countries throughout the world where Guernseys are exported today.The Guernsey has not changed in design over the years and was originally hand knitted with each pattern being specific to a particular family so that if the sailor drowned he could be identified and returned to his family.Guernsey sailors all wore Guernseys, but they pronounced the name of the island as Ganzey rather than the present pronunciation.

Issue Date: 17.05.2017 Designer: Joseph Smith Printer: Joh Enschede Process: Offset Lithography  Size: 30mm deep x 38mm wide Values: 44p, 59p, 73p, 80p

Greenland

greenland handicrafts stampIssue Date: 15.05.2017

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