In September 1969 the then owner of Brecqhou, Leonard Matchan, planned and executed an issue of stamps, more properly called "carriage labels" they were ostensibly to pay for the cost of delivering letters and parcels to a recognised General Post Office. The older spelling of Brechou was used on these stamps. The day after the issue, stamps of Brecqhou were suppressed by the Guernsey Postal Authority when they took over responsibility from the U.K. for the issue of postal stamps.Brecqhou First Day of Issue 30th September 1969
Brecqhou helicopter landing on Lihou IslandCol. Patrick Wootton crown tenant of Lihou, an island west of Guernsey had also issued stamps, profits from which helped to finance his 'Lihou Youth  Fellowship' project. On the last day of G.P.O. jurisdiction over the mails (September 30th 1969) an interesting event took place. By arrangement with Leonard Matchan, Lihou/Brecqhou and Brecqhou/Lihou postal covers were issued and carried from both islands by Mr. Matchan's helicopter to the Southampton post office. A crowd gathered on the tiny island of Lihou to witness what was probably the first ever landing of an aircraft on the island.
Nothing further was issued until December 1999. In that month Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay commissioned a Christmas label to be used on mail going by boat via St. Peter Port, Guernsey and on mail sent by helicopter to Exeter or London. Further issues were commissioned on various island themes, early issues were imperforate but from 2003 all are perforated, professionally designed and printed. The stamps are highly popular amongst collectors who will be able to extend their collections with the new exciting issues planned for the future.Lihou Last Day of Issue Cover