Guernsey Post has produced 1918 limited edition souvenir folders as part of its Stories from the Great War stamp series. The folder includes the names of the 1500 Guernsey men and women who lost their lives during the War, along with a miniature replica of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Colours and an overview of each of the five stamp issues.Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post said: ‘Along with the penultimate issue in our Stories from the Great War Series, we have created a limited edition folder, designed to house the entire Great War Series of stamps, which launched on 11 November 2014.
‘Over the past five years, we have undertaken extensive research including interviews with relatives of some of the individuals depicted on our stamps and reviewing archive copies of the Guernsey Press, as well as beneath ting from the outstanding work of the Channel Islands Great War Study Group.
‘This project has seen us uncover a wealth of information about the many men and women of the Bailiwick who stepped forward to serve their country, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice. It’s been very humbling, and a real honour, to tell their stories.’
The fifth and final stamps in the Great War series – Guernsey’s Memorials – will be released in November 2018. The limited edition folder is available to order now.