Guernsey Post is delighted to announce that it will vend Post and Go stamps from its Smith Street Post Office in St Peter Port from 21 April until 31 August 2017.
Normally found at exhibitions around the world, Guernsey Post’s GG01
kiosk will arrive in Guernsey next week and will vend Guernsey flag
stamp strips with the unique location identifier “Smith Street”
overprint, which are available to Guernsey’s Post and Go collectors as
part of the bureau’s Post and Go collection from 21 April.
In addition to the Post and Go stamps available to existing
collectors, Guernsey Post’s kiosk will also vend its Bailiwick
Lighthouses Post and Go stamps (right) specifically for cruise ship tourists
visiting the island, in liaison with Visit Guernsey.
An additional inscription on the stamps will welcome cruise ship passengers to Guernsey’s
shores, which will be updated each time a ship arrives into port.
Guernsey Post’s head of philatelic, Bridget Yabsley, said that the
stamp bureau was confident that that the temporary addition of the
exhibition kiosk would prove popular with existing collectors and
holidaymakers visiting the island.
From the IAR website.
My thanks to Chris for drawing attention to this. Chris asked, "How many cruise ships visit Guernsey?".
A quick online search produced the webpage of Clean Cruising, which lists a whopping 58 visits between 24 April and 15 September! Some of these may be return visits, but I doubt that Guernsey Post will avoid a repeat use for a second or later visit. One sample set from the first visit would probably be sufficient for most collectors.
UPDATE 12 April.
See comments on Guernsey Post's reluctance to provide these to collectors. I've made some calls on twitter. If you use Facebook etc you could make similar calls, and see what results.
UPDATE 18 APRIL
Guernsey Post will make these available to collectors - see new post. (Thanks Peter R).
UPDATE on Shakespeare
Thanks to Commonwealth Stamps Blog we can show on the original news post the latest Stratford Post and Go stamps which actually have the inscription Shakespeare Week, not Schools week. Not an error, just misinformation.
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