The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

London Adventure…

This week I went up to London and like everyone else on the underground it is a case of head down to get to your destination, but for once I was stopped in my tracks, by a film poster.

At the moment there is a big advertising campaign for the film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society starring Lily James and Matthew Goode, but what caught by eye was two stamps and a Guernsey CDS.

The 1d Red and 2½d Blue Wartime Arms had been reproduced cancelled on the 12th April 1944 with a Cobo Guernsey CDS postmark (the first day of the 2½d), so whoever produced the poster must have had some knowledge of First Day Covers and Stamps.

We have had this postmark on the 1940 Bisects so there is no reason it was not also used on this issue and maybe reproduced for the poster.

I have to put my hands up and say I have neither read the book or seen the film, so not sure if stamps are involved, but I have looked and Cobo still has a Post Office for you to use if you ever find yourself on Guernsey make sure you pop in.

All the Best,


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2 Responses

  1. David says:

    Yes great film but weren’t Channel Island stamps “adjusted” by the occupying German Forces…?

  2. Buckingham Covers says:

    Though the Channel Islands were occupied the Postal Service was still technically under British Control. For example when the Island began to run out of stamps, the GPO had to give permission for 2d stamps to be bisected into 1d stamps. When you consider the situation it is amazing that any covers were done. Also the German’s did take advantage with one soldier especially producing numerous covers.

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