— New stock added —
Whenever we acquire new Herm stock at auction, it’s normally only the perfect, unmounted mint (mint never hinged) items that make it into the shop – unless we happen to come across something particularly rare that’s hinged!
That means we always have a box full of mounted mint (mint hinged) Herm issues that we cannot sell individually. So, we’ve now gathered those together in packets of 25, and are selling them here at a great-value price.
The image gives an indication of what a typical packet looks like, but each lot will be slightly different.
We have removed any damaged stamps that we spotted, and have added a couple of spares into each packet in case we missed one or two dodgy ones – in short, all the stamps you will get are hinged, but otherwise in excellent condition. We hope our customers will enjoy what they find!
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. One publicity document, issued by Herm's tenant in 1962. reports that 150,000 pieces of mail were handled the previous year.
However, when Guernsey took over its own postal service in 1969, Herm was no longer allowed to issue and use its own stamps.