Winter Greenery at The Postal Museum

Winter Greenery Post & Go stamps available at The Postal Museum

LONDON, 1 November 2018 – The Postal Museum has announced today that The Royal Mail Post & Go stamps featuring Winter Greenery designs will be available from its Post & Go machine from 8 November 2018, not 12 November as reported elsewhere.

The stamps will replace the Machin 1st and 2nd class designs with the ‘F’ Box 50 overprint and feature four varieties of Winter British flora, first issued in 2014. Butcher’s Broom and Holly can be seen on the 1st class designs and Common Ivy and Mistletoe are featured on the 2nd class designs. All designs with ‘The Postal Museum’ overprint are available until 31 December 2018.

These images were originally captured by award-winning botanical artist, Julia Trickey in collaboration with designer Kate Stephens. Julia painted her vibrant watercolours of the featured plant species and background separately before merging them digitally.

The Post & Go machine is available at The Postal Museum during normal opening hours. Please see www.postalmuseum.org for more information.

 

 

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Jersey Post & Go at Christmas

Festive words in Jèrriais for Jersey Post & Go

Once again, seasonal greetings in both Jèrriais and English will appear as the two final overprints on Jersey Post & Go JE02 stamps this year.

The overprints will have the same meaning; the Jèrriais will feature on the Crest of Jersey stamps and the English translation will feature on the Jersey Flag stamps, reading Complyîments d’la saîson and Season’s Greetings respectively. Both of the overprints will be accompanied by an icon of a sprig of holly. The overprints have been planned to coincide with the start of Jersey’s Fête dé Noué on Friday 23 November 2018, and will be available from the JE02 kiosk until close of business on Wednesday 3 January 2019.

La Fête dé Noué heralds the start of the Christmas season in Jersey starting with the switching on of the Christmas lights in the island’s capital, St Helier. Translated from the old Norman-French language, Jèrriais, La Fête dé Noué simply means ‘Christmas Festival’. It is a time during which a series of events and activities take place around the island and French and Jersey market-traders tempt shoppers with special gifts and festive treats.

Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post explains: “La Fête dé Noué is a great example of how islanders embrace their Norman-French heritage. Although not widely spoken, lessons in Jèrriais are available within the island and local government and businesses actively support the ancient language. We are delighted to be able to offer the same seasonal greeting in both languages during the festive period.”

Jersey Post’s JE02 series Post & Go kiosk, powered by Royal Mail, is located in Jersey Post’s Broad Street post office in St Helier. A limited number of Collectors’ strips featuring both the Jèrriais and English overprints will be available to order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616320. (Ends)

Poppy Post & Go stamps available at The Postal Museum

LONDON, 12 October 2018 – The Postal Museum has announced today that The Royal Mail Post & Go stamps featuring the poppy will be available from its Post & Go machine from 23 October 2018.

The poppy stamps with an overprint reading ‘The Postal Museum/ WWI 1918 – 2018’ marking the centenary of the armistice ending World War I. will replace the Mail by Sea designs. Stamps will be available on all values and will run until 30 November.

The Post & Go machine is available at The Postal Museum during normal opening hours. Please see www.postalmuseum.org for more information.

Jersey Post at Macau Show

Jersey’s new Post & Go kiosk JE03 debuts in Macao

 

Jersey’s new Post & Go kiosk, JE03, will debut at the 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition in Macao.

The kiosk, which carries one stamp reel, will vend Jersey Flag stamps overprinted with the abbreviated name of the 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition: MACAO 2018. The exhibition takes place at the Venetian Macao Conference Centre from 21-24 September 2018.

Back office collectors’ strips from Jersey’s B002 kiosk will be available through the Jersey Philatelic Bureau.

Following the Macao exhibition, JE03 will be returned to Jersey. Further details regarding its installation will be released in due course.

Post & Go stamps and philatelic stamp products such as new issue First Day Covers and Presentation Packs are available to pre-order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717. New issue Post & Go stamps and overprints from Jersey Post’s B002 kiosk are available as subscription items through the Jersey Philatelic Bureau. (Ends)

If you require any further information please contact Rachel MacKenzie, Philatelic Marketing Manager, on + 44 (0)1534 516324 or email rachel.mackenzie@jerseypost.com