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Guernsey Post

Victoria and Albert making their stamp 200 years on

A postage stamp issue is always a tricky one (We should know, we have done enough of them!). Especially when it's a royal issue for a monarch who died over 100 years ago.

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As Victoria's reign spanned the very early days of photography the resources available were always going to be limited but we needed to create a set of stamps that were not only beautiful individually but also worked as a set. So black and white became the focus, more specifically lit subjects on very dark backgrounds, which creates the cohesion we were looking for.

We also wanted to create a set that showed Victoria and Albert both individually but also as a couple. The set was bookended by the beautifully rendered plaster busts of both protagonists which, offset by the white and metallic bespoke monogram, lend the set a classic timeless feel. 

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