Inaugural 1983 definitive issue for Alderney, featuring 12 stamps depicting various island scenes: 1p, 4p, 9p, 10p, 11p, 12p, 13p, 14p, 15p, 16p, 17p and 18p. All feature designs by Gordon Drummond.
Listed in Stanley Gibbons’ catalogue as SG A1-A12.
U/M / Unmounted Mint / MNH / Mint Never Hinged.
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: these include 1960s issues for the Commodore Shipping Company Ltd’s parcel service between Guernsey and Alderney, and labels produced from 1974 for the Alderney Parcel Delivery Service.