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Friday, July 24, 2015

Alderney 2015
Alderney Forts





Living Island is a pioneering tourism and community development project which focuses on Alderney's wildlife and history. Launched in 2013, the project was set up with the specific aims of:

  • protecting the environment and historic buildings
  • supporting the local tourism economy by demonstrating the value of heritage;
  • promoting Alderney's history and wildlife to local people and visitors
  • improving local biodiversity by encouraging good management of valuable habitats
Alderney's concentration of historic fortifications, such as those depicted across our stamps, are an obvious choice for attracting new visitors whilst inspiring local people about their heritage. These include the Roman fort at Longis Bay, which in Alderney is known as The Nunnery.

Continuously inhabited for at least 5,000 years, Alderney is an island full of fascinating historical sites which reflect its turbulent past. This stamp issue features just a small selection of the many historic forts on the island.

42p Stamp: Fort Tourgis
56p Stamp: Fort Clonque
57p Stamp: Fort Grosnez
62p Stamp: Fort Houmet Herbe
68p Stamp: Fort Chateau a l'Etoc
77p Stamp: The Nunnery Roman Fort 





SET OF 6 MINT STAMPS

ALDERNEY POST PRICE: £3.62





FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

ALDERNEY POST PRICE: £4.82




SHEETS OF 10

ALDERNEY POST PRICE: £36.20





ISSUE DATE: 22 July 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 42p, 56p, 57p, 62p, 68p, 77p
STAMP DESIGN: Mark Totty
PHOTOGRAPHER: Martin Batt
PRINTER: BDT International
PAPER: 120gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
PRINTING PROCESS: Offset Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 31.3 mm x 40.64 mm 
PERFORATIONS: 14 x 15
SHEET: 10
CYLINDER: A