Herm Island depicted on new Guernsey stamps

May 29th, 2013

Guernsey post issued a set of six stamps featuring magic landscapes of the Isle of Herm.

Guernsey has been enchanted with its sister isle since it was bought by the States of Guernsey after the war, and Guernsey people return there year after year to walk its spectacular cliff paths, seal watch, sleep under canvas, sit on the glorious sands of Shell Beach or enjoy a drink at the legendary Mermaid Tavern.

Guernsey latest stamps depict some of Herm's favourite spots and remind why the island is so attractive for toursists. But it is not just Bailiwick residents who flock to Herm's shores - visitors come from all over the world to step back in time and enjoy a brief respite from the rigours of life in the twenty-first century.

As the staff and families who make up the small population ready themselves for the new season, the island's Director of Hospitality Jonathan Watson reported about the current stamp issue:

"We are delighted with the Herm edition stamps, which capture the island perfectly. They convey the warmth of welcome, the outstanding natural beauty and the sense of relaxation that epitomise Herm. Spring is a wonderful time for us as we look forward to welcoming our visitors and these images help to conjure up the summer ahead. They will remind those in Guernsey of the beautiful island just three miles away and, further afield, the stamps will introduce us to new audiences who have not yet had the pleasure of a visit to Herm".

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