Established in 1919, Girlguiding Jersey was inspired by reports of the rapidly expanding Boy Scout and Girl Guide Movements in England. Three companies were originally formed in Jersey, two at the Ladies College and a third with girls from the Girls Friendly Society. In July 1919, King George V, Queen Mary and Princess Mary visited Jersey. At this time HRH Princess Mary inspected the Girl Guides who assembled on Victoria College cricket ground. By 1922, sixteen companies and eight Brownie packs had registered across the Island and 'Girlguiding' in Jersey was firmly established.
Each stamp features girls from the different sections of Girlguiding Jersey, together with the relevant Promise Badges. The girls are shown taking part in activities described by the Girlguiding values, each chosen to empower girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today.
The stamp sheets give the discerning collector access to all the printer's marks and any additional information on the selvedges. The selvedges include the traffic lights which is a term used by collectors to denote the check dots (or colour dabs) printed in the sheet margins of stamps printed by modern offset litho or photogravure methods. They assist in checking that all the colours have printed correctly.
Most of our selvedge sheets also contain a plate number; a numeral, occasionally with a letter suffix, usually inscribed on the sheet margins to denote the plate from which the stamps were printed - for example 1A.
All our mint/cto products are carefully prepared by our own team and supplied in glassine bags to ensure you receive them in pristine condition.
Six stamps feature girls from the different sections of Girlguiding Jersey, together with the relevant Promise Badges. The girls are shown taking part in activities described by the values chosen to empower girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today: 52p 'Caring' - Girls from the Rainbows section plant purple crocuses in the gardens of Government House to raise awareness of the Rotary Club's polio campaign. 67p 'Challenging' - Rangers set off from Jersey Airport on an international adventure. 80p 'Empowering' - Guides take part in a camping weekend. 85p 'Fun' - Brownies learn to surf at St. Ouen's Bay in the west of the Island. 99p 'Inclusive' - Guides develop teamworking skills. £1.15 'Inspiring' - Rangers and Leaders discuss projects taking place around the world.