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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Guernsey 2015
Sark 450 Years as a Fief to the Crown





This year the tiny Channel Island of Sark celebrates 450 years as a Fief to the Crown. From dragon slaying to pirates and gold mines the fascinating history of Sark is brought to life with a beautifully illustrated set of stamps and miniature sheet.

Sark is the smallest of the four main Channel Islands and, although it lies at the heart of the archipelgo and is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, its history was for centuries quite unconnected to its neighbouring isles. 

As Sark celebrates 450 years since the appointment of its first Seigneur, life on the tiny island with its strong community, lack of cars and immense natural beauty remains unique in the modern world.


42p Stamp - St Magloire, the Patron Saint of Sark
57p Stamp - Sark in the 15th Century
62p Stamp - The French invasion of Sark
68p Stamp - Le Manoir, home of Sark's first Seigneur
77p Stamp Silver and copper mining on Little Sark in the 19th Century 



FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

GUERNSEY POST PRICE: £4.26





MINIATURE SHEET FIRST DAY COVER (FDC)

GUERNSEY POST PRICE: £4.20




PRESENTATION PACK

GUERNSEY POST PRICE: £3.96



MINIATURE SHEET

GUERNSEY POST PRICE: £3.00



STAMPS SHEETS




stamp images and description thanks to:
Guernsey Post Stamp Shop