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Blog > A new Postcrossing stamp... from Guernsey!

Yes, you read that right! With the Queen’s royal approval, the tiny island of Guernsey will be the fourth country (or in this case, special territory) to launch its own Postcrossing stamp!

Why Guernsey, you might ask? Well, it’s all thanks to Michael (aka GIBSONMS)! One day, Michael decided to get in touch with a few postal services and make the case for a Postcrossing stamp as a way to spread the word about the project. He was really enthusiastic and persistent, and what do you know… it worked! :)

So ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to announce that on May 28th, a new Postcrossing stamp will be born! Here’s what it will look like:

Guernsey Postcrossing Stamp!

Fun, right? It was designed by Guernsey Post’s marketing team, and it depicts an outline of the island of Guernsey with a smiley face, giving the thumbs up to Postcrossing! It will be available online on the Guernsey Stamps page from May 28th onwards, and also on the local post offices.

No matter how many Postcrossing stamps are born, it’s still a great honor for us to see them come to life. How many websites do you know that can boast this? :) So we’d like to give our heartfelt thank you to Dawn Gallienne at Guernsey Post for believing in the project – and especially to Michael, for his dedication!

By the way, we’re preparing a Postcrossing meeting in St. Peter Port, on the launch day, so that all postcrossers can come together and send postcards with the new stamp. It’ll take place on the main Post Office (Envoy House, La Vrangue) at 2pm – do get in touch on the forum, if you’re planning to attend. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there! :)

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72 comments so far

iphoto, Australia
I look forward to making my online purchase ... LoVe a fun project that makes you SM:)E!
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Shulia, Belarus
It's cool! I'm waiting for it ^___^
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Sofa, Germany
That's a great one - so far the one of the Postcrossing stamps I like best!
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stefface, Haiti
So cool!!! Now all I need is a card from Guernsey (with such a lovely stamp on it). Thank you, Michael and Dawn!
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shui, Taiwan
Can't wait for that!! Thanks to the people who make this possible and congratulations!! :D
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Kat_44, United States of America
I'd love to receive a postcard with this special stamp from Guernsey! (Hint, hint, anyone...?) ;-)
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kamikazeherz, Germany
I really want such a stamp in Germany too :(
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PostcardPerfect, United States of America
I would like to get some postcards with this stamp on it.
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D1ana, United States of America
Congratulations!
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gran10, United Kingdom
Lovely! I wish Royal Mail would even REPLY to requests for a Postcrossing stamp! If teeny tiny Guernsey can do it.....
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GIBSONMS, United Kingdom
I petitioned Royal Mail at the same time as I asked Guernsey and they sent Ne an email about it, it wouldn't be something that they'd go with.
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DorotheeB, Germany
A big THANK YOU to all who made this possible! Though the chances to get a card from Guernsey with this stamp are pretty small it's a wonderful thing! Congratulations!!!
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akash, India
That's great news !!! I have Netherlands, Finland and Belarus Postcrossing loose unused stamp and stamps-sheet, Can anyone help me in getting Guernsey's Postcrossing stamps and stamps-sheet ? In return I would love to send you anything of your choice from India. All the best for 28th May's releasing event.
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nisnoopy3, Malaysia
What a cute Postcrossing stamp! I like the "two thumbs" up!! Thank you, GIBSONMS for the hardwork! I wish to get one someday. Hope you and everyone have a great outing on 28th of May! :D
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Blogger, United States of America
Brenda Perez
PO Box 698
Palm City, FL 34991
USA

Just in case someone wants to say hello to me with this wonderfully special cute and adorable stamp! :D
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Bahbah, Germany
It's so cute,it looks like the little Mr. and Ms. :-) I would love to get one, I'll wait and see if fate chooses my address for someone from Guernsey. ;-)
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
Congrats for this! We all share the love for postcrossing and are in joy when these sort of things pop up!
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ZenCat, United States of America
What a cute stamp!
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rosenbusch, Germany
A funny stamp, I like it....
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idus, Germany
Nice stamp!
I would love to receive a postcard with it. :)

I am also looking for a female pen-friend from the Channel Islands, please see my ad in the Forum or contact me via my Profile here. Thanks. :)
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edo, Spain
Now all I need is a card from Guernsey
(with a lovely stamp on it).
Thank you
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dollart, Finland
i hope this brings more postcrossers to Guernsey island :) Well done.
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nugget, United States of America
Great news! Any postcrosser would appreciate one of these stamps.
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Majamail, Germany
Is it only for Guernsey, or can all UK Postcrossers use this beautiful stamp????
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Olga86, Belarus
love it!
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moonflyinganny, Germany
It is very beautiful, I hope I would recive one. And I hope that there will be a postcrossing stamp from Germany once.
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chrissybaby, Ireland
That is a great stamp! I am surprised that Guernsey will release that one. It is sad that such big Postcrossing countries as Germany do not issue a stamp.
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danielc, United Kingdom
It's a very nice stamp and hopefully will encourage more people to take up Postcrossing in Guernsey.

What I like even more is the price, just £0.66 (about €0.80 or $1.10) for 20g Worldwide - compared to postage rates in the UK, that makes me really green with envy!
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jjmedusa, United States of America
This is great! Another country that has embraced Postcrossing! Though I have to say, I'm not all that keen on the design itself. :/
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wangjiayimike, China
This stamp can be only used in Guernsey, so you can imagine what will happen to the local post?! So many PCers will visit the tiny island, I believe so!
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Conelmate, Argentina
A perfect expression of the joy that is Postcrossing!
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LASeagles, United States of America
I think the Guernsey Post Office should go ahead and print an official postcard to go with the stamp and make it a maximum card! After all, regular stamps get first day covers on an envelope...why not do a "first day cover" with a postcard that works with the stamp and showcases the island.
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riazkhan4880, India
Congratulations to Postcrossing Team and the Authorities of Guernsey post. I am looking forward for it and please send it to me. Cheers for Postcrossing!!

I love it.

Riaz Khan
INDIA
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mapa, Belgium
Super! Nice stamp!
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ned44440, Ireland
Fantastic! Would love to get one on an official postcard but I expect that that will be almost as rare as hens teeth.
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Luciano, Brazil
Lovely :)
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lucymonty, United Kingdom
Great! Would love to receive one of those :-) thanks Michael!
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indianfriendszone, India
Congrats Postcrossing :)

Great Achievement :)

I Wish i too get one postcard with this new stamps ...

Regards
AMIT SURANA
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RainbowButterfly, United Kingdom
Wonderful news, anyone from Guernsey interested in direct swaps? I am still waiting for my first card from Guernsey! I would love to receive a card and special postctossing stamp!
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
That's a very cute stamp! I wish to receive a card with such stamp from Guernsey. :P Congrats to Postcrossing too!!! :)
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Sprinkledonut, Canada
Congratulations, Michael and Dawn! What a fun stamp!

I love this set from the nearby Jersey, celebrating cows:
http://bit.ly/1k0KU5y

Now if only I could manage a swap with some folks from the Channel Islands! ; )
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HM, Netherlands
Beautiful! What a nice designed stamp. And - I believe I see a smile on Queen Elisabeths face as well!
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Oleksiuk, Belarus
Not bad, such as great stamp, I want it ^______________^
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Andreahexe, Germany
Simply great - love it!!!! Inside of postcrossing our world seems to be so peaceful and friendly - a great community. What a pity that's not always and everywhere like this ...
Happy Postcrossing!!!
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lama1, Netherlands
Let's hope this helps getting more postcrossing members from Guernsey and a bigger chance to get this great stamp on a card in our (and my) mailbox :)
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isagv, Germany
I like it very much. :)
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kinghuang52, China
great
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Moyuxuan, Thailand
What a wonderful stamp!
I strongly look forward to receiving it !
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Aunghtun, China
May I know why it the fourth?The Netherlands,Finland,Lithuania,Belarus?
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zwergi, Germany
Maybe I should alter my plans for the summer vacation and make a trip to the Canal Islands...
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Norway_girl, Norway
Oh, cool stamp!

It would be so cool to attend the meeting. But unfortunatly I can't go.
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geminiscp, Portugal
so cute!!! :)
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KlausK, Germany
Hello. i like PC stamps. Anyone help me to get this stamp please ?! i will pay or send cards from wishlist.
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LittleCableCars, United States of America
Wow!! What fun. I'll be looking to buy some of those stamps to put together some homemade postcards.
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honeybee, Austria
This is so fantastic. I would love to get such a stamp but it is not possible for me to go to Guernsey for a meeting.
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Bella_Momo, Malaysia
I would really love to have one of these. They're beautiful! Thank you everyone who made this a success!
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zzzys, China
What a beautiful stamp! I hope one day I can get
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Roadrunner73, Germany
Beautiful. Would really love to receive a card with this one.
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myliu_Lietuva, Lithuania
the 5th country!
Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania and Belarus have their Postcrossing stamps already.
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JerryC1023, Hong Kong
I wish I could have one
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TonyGv, Spain
Nice stamp from this wonderful small island,I would like to get one of this¡¡¡
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Marjoleine, Netherlands
So cool! I like this one even better than our own Dutch postcrossing stamp. =)
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scriptor, United Kingdom
I'm green with envy. Come on Royal Mail, wake up!
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justmesks, United States of America
I'd love a postcard with this stamp!
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PilotOne, Portugal
What agreat stamp!One more for the Postcrossing collection. I really would love to get a card with this stamp!
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Konravi, Netherlands
This is one happy stamp :-)
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Antlynny, United States of America
Oh I hope I get a card with this stamp on it!
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saji, Japan
So cute! I love it!
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neimelo, Brazil
Espero ter a sorte de receber um cartão com ele...........All the best!
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callmeivy, Qatar
Cool! It will be launch on my birthday! Congratulations, Guernsey. :D
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animismi, Finland
I love it!
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Robin67, Austria
What a fabulous stamp! :-)))
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