Sunday, April 17, 2011

Microstates : 04 Herm

Herm (Guernésiais: Haerme) is the smallest of the Channel Islands that is open to the public and is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Cars are banned from the small island just like its Channel Island neighbour, Sark. Unlike Sark, bicycles are also banned.

Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney are all part of the UK, but they emit their own stamps.  Herm and Sark just try to get on the commercial boat and have their own labels. They both resort under the postal authorities of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and their 'stamps' should be considered as local labels, or cinderellas.
However, together with Lundy stamps, they are wanted, especially by UK and Channel Island collectors.

Some of my collection :

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