May 4, 2017

1248, 3035 GUERNSEY (Guernsey) - Saint Peter Port Harbour in Guernsey Island

3035 Saint Peter Port Harbour - The Model Yacht Pond

Post on 26.09.2014, 04.05.2017
Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey, one of the two british bailiwick located in the English Channel, possession of the Crown and part of the Channel Islands. It is a small town on the Island of Guernsey, with a population of about 16,500, consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes. A trading post existed here since before Roman times, but its pre-Christian name hasn't survived into the modern era.

1248 Saint Peter Port Harbour at dawn

On the seaward side it faces Herm to the east, across the Little Roussel, and Sark and Brecqhou even further east across the Big Roussel between them and Herm. The Bréhon Tower sits in the Little Roussel between St Peter Port and Herm. Saint Peter Port Harbour, a natural anchorage used by the Romans, is now Guernsey's main port for passengers. The island has become a regular destination for cruise ships with over 100 ships arriving between April and October and is the largest tender port for cruise liners in Europe.

About the stamps
On the postcard 1248
The stamp is part of a series designed by Andrew Robinson and issued on May 28, 2014, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of Britain In Bloom. It is Guensey's contribution to the 2014 SEPAC omnibus issue.
• St Peter Port Marina - Gsy Letter (41p)
• White House View, Herm - Gsy Large Letter (54p)
• Mermaid Tavern, Herm - UK Letter (55p)
• St Pierre du Bois - Int Letter 20g (66p) - It's on the postcard 1248
• St Martin’s Church - UK Large Letter (74p)
• The Albion Tavern, St Peter Port - Int Letter 40g (83p)

On the postcard 3035
The first stamp, depicting the uniform of Royal Militia on 1895, is one of the 18 stamps of the series Military Uniforms, issued on April 2, 1974. The second stamp is part of the series Bailiwick Views Definitives, issued on September 18, 1985. The third stamp is part of the series Trams, issued on November 17, 1992. The last stamp is part of ther series Coins, issued on February 13, 1979.

Saint Peter Port - Wikipedia
Saint Peter Port Harbour - Wikipedia

Sender 1248: Kathy Allen-James
Sent from Saint Peter Port (Guernsey), on 21.08.2014
Photo: Chris Andrews
Sender 3035: Jill / Hectorius (postcrossing) GG-9663
Sent from Saint Peter Port (Guernsey), on 25.04.2017
Photo: Chris Andrews

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