Winter Greenery at Royal Mail Delivery Offices

Winter Greenery

The Winter Greenery 1st & 2nd class stamps will replace the current 1st & 2nd class stamps at DO sites:

M002

M003

M004

M005

M006

M010

This change is scheduled for the 13th November and the 1st class will replace the Poppy Stamp.

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Winter Greenery at The Postal Museum

From TPM.

Winter Greenery

On Monday 13 November the Winter Greenery designs will be available from our machine. Please note we will not be producing first day covers or presentation packs for this issue. 

The First Class reel will feature alternating Butcher’s Broom and Holly images, while Second Class will feature alternating Mistletoe and Common Ivy images. The First Class designs are for all values. The First Class will replace the Poppy.

The Second Class will replace the Machin Second Class. They will feature the text overprint ‘The Postal Museum’ for the first time. This is the last change planned for our Post & Go machine in 2017.

Guernsey Post – Xmas Message

From Guernsey Post

GUERNSEY POST & GO KIOSK GETS FESTIVE TREATMENT

Guernsey Post announces that its GG02 Series Post & Go stamps will be given a festive twist for a limited period.

Available to purchase from 4-22 December, the GG02 series kiosk, located at Guernsey Post’s Envoy House headquarters, will vend Guernsey flag stamp strips with the overprint message Season’s Greetings 2017.

“Our Post & Go kiosk continues to be really popular and, following the great response to last year’s products, we’ve decided to add a festive message this year too,” explains Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post.

Priced at £4.06[1] the set of six Guernsey Flag stamps will comprise the following values: –

Gsy letter up to 100g

UK letter up to 100g

Gsy large letter up to 100g

EUR letter up to 20g

ROW letter up to 20g

UK large letter up to 100g

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Press enquiries to:

Sarah Amies, pr consultant, +44 (0)1484 687040/07811 133973

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

Editors’ notes:

  • The Post & Go kiosk is located in the reception area of Envoy House, next to the main office reception desk.
  • Strips can be ordered directly online. For any other permutations please contact the Philatelic Bureau on +44 (0)1481 716486 or email philatelic@guernseypost.com
  • The image shown is a graphic example only.

[1] Guernsey Post will levy an administration fee of £0.50 to vend stamps on customers’ behalf.

Seasonal greetings in Jèrriais from Jersey

From Jersey Post

Seasonal greetings in Jèrriais for Jersey Post & Go

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 Paix et jouaie and Peace & joy respectively. Both of the overprints will be accompanied by an icon of an angel. The overprints have been planned to coincide with the start of Jersey’s Fête dé Noué on Thursday 23 November 2017, and will be available from the JE02 kiosk until close of business on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

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.”

The Broad Street location identifier will be printed on both the Crest of Jersey and Jersey Flag stamps, beneath the overprints.

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)

If you require any further information please contact Sari Cuming, Philatelic Marketing Manager, on + 44 (0)1534 616514 or email sari.cuming@jerseypost.com

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