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Alderney Parcel Delivery Service 1978 “Revenue” Definitives (4v, 5p to 25p, U/M)

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Alderney Parcel Delivery Service “Revenue” definitives, from 1978, featuring four values (5p, 10p, 15p, 25p).

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Alderney Parcel Delivery Service “Revenue” definitives, from 1978, featuring four values (5p, 10p, 15p, 25p).

The issue is so called because it reproduces the design of the Alderney revenue labels that were issued between the 1920s and 1960s for the collection of revenue duty on the island.

Listed in Aitchison’s “Channel Island Locals” catalogue as numbers A23-26.

U/M / Unmounted Mint / MNH / Mint Never Hinged.

About Alderney

Covered by Guernsey Post's services since 1969, following postal independence from the UK's Royal Mail, Alderney has had its own officially sanctioned stamp issues since 1983. Inscribed "Alderney - Bailiwick of Guernsey", these stamp issues are valid for mail sent from anywhere within the Bailiwick, not just Alderney itself.

Other, earlier stamps inscribed "Alderney" are considered to be Cinderellas. From 1962, the Commodore Shipping Company Ltd produced nearly 100 different stamps for its parcel service between Guernsey and Alderney - similar in design to those used on its Sark route - with the final issue appearing in 1968.

Later, labels were produced from 1975 for the Alderney Parcel Delivery Service - inscribed "Alderney Packet" - until 1983, often including imperforate and rouletted versions, and various overprints and colour trials.

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