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Alderney

The Christmas Story
30 October 2019

Alderney: The Christmas Story (set of seven stamps), 30 October 2019. Image courtesy of Guernsey Post / Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.
Alderney: The Christmas Story (full sheets), 30 October 2019. Image courtesy of Guernsey Post / Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.
Alderney: The Christmas Story (first day cover), 30 October 2019. Image courtesy of Guernsey Post / Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.
Alderney: The Christmas Story (presentation pack), 30 October 2019. Image courtesy of Guernsey Post / Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.

DATE OF ISSUE:  30 October 2019
DESIGNER:  Denyse McGahy
PRINTER:  Cartor Security Printing
VALUES:  43p. 48p, 65p, 66p, 80p, 90p, 98p
PROCESS:  Offset Lithography
STAMP SIZE:  28mm deep x 45mm wide
PAPER:  PVA Gummed 110gsm
SHEET:  10
PERFORATION:  13.25 x13.5
CYLINDER:  A
DESCRIPTION: The festive season is almost upon us, and for this year’s Alderney and Guernsey Christmas stamps depicting the Christmas story, we enlisted the talents of local artist Denyse McGahy who created the stamps through her painstaking paper cutting work.
43p Stamp: Baby Jesus in a Manger
48p Stamp: Journey to Bethlehem
65p Stamp: Bethlehem
66p Stamp: No room at the Inn
80p Stamp: Shepherds watching their flock
90p Stamp: Three Wise Men
98p Stamp: Nativity Scene
SET OF 7 STAMPS:  £4.90 (Mint or CTO)
SHEETS OF 10:  £49.00 (Mint or CTO)
FIRST DAY COVER:  £6.10
PRESENTATION PACK:  £5.80 – A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues is the presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is attached a cover incorporating details of subject matter and specifications, the pack fits our own special ring binder.

Alderney: The Christmas Story (miniature sheet), 30 October 2019. Image courtesy of Guernsey Post / Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.
Alderney: The Christmas Story (miniature sheet first day cover), 30 October 2019. Image courtesy of Guernsey Post / Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.
Alderney: The Christmas Story (miniature sheet presentation pack), 30 October 2019. Image courtesy of Guernsey Post / Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.

MINIATURE SHEET:  £1.00 (Mint or CTO)
MINIATURE SHEET FIRST DAY COVER:  £2.20
MINIATURE SHEET PRESENTATION PACK:  £1.90

These stamps and other products can be ordered from Guernsey Stamps and Collectibles.