Herm Island


1 Pound, 1958

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The 1 Pound note was a discount coupon issued by the Herm Island Administration Office and given out to tourists. The visitors could save 1 pound during their stay in the island where 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.

The coupon could be redeemed at the Herm Island Administration Office. These prefixed and serial numbered vouchers, printed on both sides, were validated by affixing a 6d Herm stamp which was stamped with an embossed seal, hand-signed by the Tenant of Herm, Major A. G. Wood, who looked after the island from 1949 to 1980. and countersigned by the Secretary/Accountant. Major Wood died in 1998; his wife Jenny Wood died in 1991.

The 1 Tourist Coupon was issued as an incentive for tourists to book at the beginning and end of the season and bore a 1954 6d Crest stamp either in Claret or Orange. This particular coupon was given to Mr. & Mrs. Fuller Senich (penned) and was good from 22.5.(19)58 to 5.6.(19)58.

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Herm Island is the smallest of the Channel Islands that is open to the public and is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Guernsey now rent the island to a tenant, who is expected to maintain the island for the benefit of its visitors. Tourism is Herm's main source of income.




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