Though inscribed “Fauconniere”, this is one of the five values produced as part of Jethou’s inaugural set of stamps, issued on 14 July 1960, depicting Jethou scenes. Fauconniere, along with Crevichon, is a small islet off the coast of Jethou (which itself only covers 18 hectares).
M/M / Mounted Mint / MH / Mint Hinged.
Part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Jethou is a small island, roughly half a mile long, that sits immediately south of Herm. It is owned by the Crown, but leased by a tenant.
Between 1960 and 1969, a period when the island was open to the public, Jethou issued its own local stamps. These were seemingly produced mainly to generate interest and publicity, though postally used examples, affixed to the back of mail from the island, do exist.
Islands within the Bailiwick were no longer allowed to produce their own local stamps once Guernsey gained postal independence in 1969, meaning that Jethou’s issues – like those from Herm – ceased.
Further background about Jethou stamps can be found on this website.