September Overprint for Jersey Post & Go

A commemoration of the 20th visit of SV Tenacious, as well as a commemoration of 250th anniversary of Jersey’s corn riot will appear as overprints on Jersey Post & Go stamps this year.

The message SV Tenacious – Jersey 2021 will feature on Jersey Nautical Knot stamps vended from Jersey Post’s JE02 kiosk at Broad Street Post Office from 9 –13 September 2021.

The message Jersey Corn Riots – 250th anniversary will feature on Jersey Crest stamps vended from Jersey Post’s JE02 kiosk at Broad Street Post Office from 28 September –2 October 2021.

Jersey Post’s JE02 series Post & Go kiosk is located in Jersey Post’s Broad Street post office at Postal Headquarters in StHelier. A limited number of overprinted Collectors’ strips will be available to order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717.

Remembrance Day at NMRN sites

Remembrance Day will be marked at all NMRN Sites with an underprint of ‘Lest we forget’ on both Union and Poppy stamps from Thursday November 11th until end of Tuesday 30th November 2021.

The Poppy stamp will temporarily replace the Machin stamp during this time.

BLACK TOT DAY

On 31 July 1970, sailors in the Royal Navy were issued with their final daily ration of rum (the daily tot), ending a tradition of more than 300 years. This day became known as ‘Black Tot Day.’

Some sailors wore black armbands, tots were ‘buried at sea’ and in one naval training base, there was a mock funeral procession complete with black coffin and accompanying drummers and piper.

The National Museums of the Royal Navy Royal Mail kiosks, A002, A003, A004, A006 and A007 will celebrate this event with an overprint. ‘Black Tot Day 31st July 1970’ on both Union and Machin stamps.

The overprint will rum from Saturday 31st July 2021 to Tuesday 31st August 2021.

A002 has been captured by Pirates!

The A002 kiosk at the NMRN in Portsmouth has moved from the Visitor Centre to the Pirates Exhibition. This is due to the Visitor Centre currently undergoing a refit.

Collectors are still welcome to visit the Pirate Shop without a museum ticket. The Pirates Exhibition is just opposite of the Visitor Centre, the first building on your right as you enter the site.