Herm Island 1961 Europa First Day Cover (FDC)

£2.50

This FDC features the 4d value from the Great Britain 1961 Europa set (SG 627) on the front, and the Herm Island 1961 Europa set (6v) on the reverse, as pictured.

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Description

This FDC features the 4d value from the Great Britain 1961 Europa set (SG 627) on the front, and the Herm Island 1961 Europa set (6v) on the reverse, as pictured.

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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