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•• HERM ISLAND, Bailiwick of Guernsey,
1956 - 58 Local Currency

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Tenant:
John & Julia SINGER
1.10.2008 >

HERM ISLAND, Bailliage de Guernesey
Local Currency, 1956 - 58 Issues

•• HERM ISLAND,
Bailliage de Guernesey
Bailiwick of Guernsey

History: 933 Normandy; DNK 1198-1487 Isles; 1204 GBR Feifdom; 1279 Biiwick of Guernsey;
Printer: Guernsey Press, St. Peter Port; 
Watermark: Imperial Crown over "Eden Grove Bond"

Currency History: GBR currency 1694 >;Herm Island uses the British Pound as its currency.

LOCAL CURRENCY

PROOFS

P.UNL, S3*  1 Pound ND
Original Coupon Artwork - Unique
Images Needed
P.UNL, P.1*  1 Pound ND
 Black printing on Red Coupon 
Images Needed
P.UNL, P.2*  1 Pound ND
 Brown printing on Vermillion Coupon 
Images Needed
P.UNL, P.3*  1 Pound ND
 Blue printing on Yellow Coupon 
Images Needed
P.UNL, P.4*  1 Pound ND
 Blue printing on Turquoise Coupon 
Images Needed
P.UNL, P.5*  1 Pound ND
 Blue printing on Green Coupon 
Images Needed
P.UNL, P.6*  1 Pound ND
 Black printing on Green Coupon - Issued Colours 
Images Needed
P.UNL, P.7*  1 Pound ND
 P.1 - P.6 in Booklet Form - Rare
Images Needed

PROOFS - Tęte-Bęche Pairs

P.UNL, T.1*  1 Pound ND
 Black printing on Green Coupon, no serial 
Images Needed
P.UNL, T.2*  1 Pound ND
 Black printing on Green Coupon, Uniface, no serial 
Images Needed
P.UNL, T.3*  1 Pound ND
 No Black printing, Green Coupon, no serial 
Images Needed
P.UNL, T.4*  1 Pound ND
 No Black printing, Green Coupon, Uniface, no serial 
Images Needed
P.UNL, T.5*  1 Pound ND
 Black printing, Green Coupon, Half Sheet,
 no serial, 178x104mm
 
Images Needed

REGULAR COUPONS

P.UNL, C.1*  1 Pound ND
 Black printing, Green Coupon, Red-Orange serials
Not Issued
 
Images Needed
P.UNL, C.2*  1 Pound 1956-58
 Black printing, Green Coupon, 6d Claret stamp
Images Needed
HisPUNL1Pound4458to12458.jpg
P.UNL, C.2*  1 Pound 4.4.(19)58 to 12.4.(19)58
Mr. & Mrs. Stanton,
Blue ink, Red Serial A0801   CL1
Enlarge  Supersize
 
HisPUNL1Pound4458to12458r.jpg
Back
153 x 88 mm
 
Enlarge  Supersize
 
hisP.UNLC.2watermark1.jpg
P.UNL, C.2  watermark
hisP.UNLC.21Pound122.5.58.jpg
P.UNL, C.2  1 Pound 12.5.(19)58 - 3.6.(19)58
Dr. & Mrs. Robinson, No. A1142   AB
HisPUNL1Pound4458to12458r.jpg
Back
P.UNL, C.3*  1 Pound 1956-58
 Black printing, Green Coupon, 6d Orange stamp
Images Needed
hisP.UNLC.31Pound20.4.195727.1957No.A0690AB.jpg
P.UNL, C.3  1 Pound 20.4.(19)57 - 27.(19)57
Mr. & Mrs.Durnbursey, No.A0690   AB
HisPUNL1Pound4458to12458r.jpg
Back

BACKGROUNDER

Herm Island Pigeon Service Stamp 1949Herm Island, a British Crown Dependency has a permanent population of 60 (1996). Along with the inhabited islands of Alderney, Brecqhou, Guernsey, Jethou, Lihou and Sark comprise the Bailiwick of Guernsey.  Herm is located in the English Channel 5 km from Guernsey and 13 km from the coast of France.
 
The Bailiwick of Guernsey is part of the British Isles but independent of the United Kingdom, having its own government body known as the States of Deliberation. The islands are a possession of the Crown and allegiance is given to Queen Elizabeth the Second.

One of the 1 Pound Local Currency Coupon shown above was issued to Mr. & Mrs. Stanton (penned) and was good from 4.4.(19)58 to 12.4(19)58 [penned]. It was valid for purchases at the following establishments on Herm Island: The White House Hotel, The Old Boat Gift Shop The Mermaid Tavern, The Long Barn Snack Bar and The Beach Huts.

It was also possible to redeem the coupon at the Herm Island Administration Office and fortunately the above notes were saved.  It was hand signed by Secretary and Accountant and a Tenant of Herm.  Affixed to the face of the note is a 6 pence Herm Island postage stamp.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CL1  We gratefully acknowledge CL1 for providing these images.

AB  We gratefully acknowledge AB for providing these images.

* Catalogue number used by Fergus Hutchison in IBNS Journal article,
 Volume 53, Number 1, 2014, page 40


LINKS

Herm Island

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