Guernsey Post at Messe Essen

For immediate release – 16 April, 2019                                                              

Guernsey Post & Go DKU (GG03)

at Essen International Stamp Fair

Guernsey Post is delighted to announce that its Post & Go Desktop Kiosk Unit (DKU) will return to this year’s Essen International Stamp Fair, which will take place from 9-11 May in Germany.

The philatelic bureau’s DKU  ‘GG03’ will vend the 50th Anniversary of the Guernsey Old Car Club (50 GOCC) stamps with an overprint message that will read: –

Messe Essen

9-11 May 2019

Guernsey’s philatelic bureau, in collaboration with stamp agency Philagentur, will be located on Stand 1A-60 at the stamp fair.

Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, said: – “We are excited to be returning to Essen Stamp Fair and to be working alongside our philatelic agents Philagentur.  Essen is always a very popular event in the philatelic calendar and we are delighted that our GG03 desktop kiosk will be returning and vending our new Guernsey Old Car Club stamps.”

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Press enquiries to:

Sarah Amies, pr consultant + 44 (0) 1484 687040/ +44 (0) 7811 133973

Bridget Yabsley, acting head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, +44 (0)1481 733550


Guernsey to vend Post & Go stamps at Guernsey’s Tourist Information Centre

Guernsey Stamps is delighted to announce that its Post & Go desktop unit (DKU) GG03 will return to Guernsey Information Centre (G.I.C.) in St Peter Port from 1 April, where it will vend stamps with special overprints for cruise ship tourists, visitors and collectors.

The DKU unit will vend the bureau’s latest pictorial Post & Go stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of Guernsey Old Car Club (GOCC). In support of the *UPU and UNESCO initiative the overprint ‘Welcome to Guernsey’ will be in Guernsey French with a location identifier.
G.I.C. 2019
Bianvnu à Guernesi

Also working in partnership with Visit Guernsey, an overprint message on the stamps will welcome cruise ship passengers to Guernsey’s shores, which will be updated each time a ship arrives into port. The first strips will vend on 4 April to mark the arrival of the Britannia – the overprint for this visit will read Bianvnu à Britannia

Jersey 2019 Post & Go Rates

Jersey Post announces changes to its postal tariffs

Jersey Post will be amending its postal rates with effect from Tuesday 2 April 2019. The changes will see a two pence increase on the price of sending letters to the UK, Isle of Man and other Channel Islands.

Post & Go tariffs will be affected with the cost of a collectors strip increasing from £4.79 to £4.98 with the new tariffs as follows:

Local Letter up to 100g 52p
Local Large up to 100g 85p
UK Letter up to 100g 67p
UK Large up to 100g £1.15
Europe up to 100g    80p
Rest of World up to 100g 99p

At the date of the tariff change, Jersey’s pictorial Post & Go designs Durrell: Saving Primates and the Crest of Jersey will continue to vend from the JE02 Post & Go kiosk located in Jersey Post’s Broad Street post office in St Helier. Durrell: Saving Primates will continue to vend from the JE03 kiosk at Postal Headquarters.

Up until 23 April, both the JE02 Crest of Jersey stamps and the JE03 Durrell: Saving Primates stamps will feature an overprint commemorating the 60th anniversary of Jersey Zoo, which is operated by Durrell Wildlife Conversation Trust. Durrell: Saving Primates stamps from the JE02 kiosk will not feature the overprint.

All Post & Go stamps carry identification numbers unique to the kiosk and a session number indicating where and when the stamps were issued.