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The Stamps of Herm 1949 - 1969

HS1:  Map Definitives: Issued 26 May 1949

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In 1948 the then Tenant of Herm, Mr A.G. Jefferies, requested the Post Office to open a Sub Office on Herm. There had been a Post Office from 1928 to 1938 but it was closed because of a fall in the Island's population. The Post Office refused so Mr Jefferies decided that he would establish his own postal service to St Peter Port. He asked Mr Charles Coker to submit a design and eventually, in 1949, the Post Office gave approval.

The design depicts an old nautical chart of Herm and Jethou, the Arms of Guernsey and a pair of dividers. The stamps were printed in typography by the Guernsey Press Company and rouletted. Sixteen printings of the stamp have been identified between May 1949 and October 1957. 

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These stamps are no longer available from Herm Island.

 

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