Herm Island 1965 Liberation Anniversary (6v, 4db to 2s6d, U/M)

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Set of six stamps issued on 9 May 1965 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Channel Islands’ liberation, and depicting Winston Churchill.

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Set of six stamps issued on 9 May 1965 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Channel Islands’ liberation, and depicting Winston Churchill.

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

About Herm Island

Herm Island, which is one of the smaller Channel Islands, and within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, produced its own stamps between 1949 and 1969.

Unlike many of the labels that appear to come from islands off the coast of the UK, those of Herm performed a genuine local postal function. Mail posted on the island, which did not have an official British post office, carried a Herm Island stamp for transport to the Guernsey mainland, and a UK stamp for the journey beyond.

However, when Guernsey took over its own postal service in 1969, Herm was no longer allowed to issue and use its own stamps.

For more information on Herm’s postal history, including an online catalogue, visit hermstamps.co.uk.

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