Coastal Towers to feature on Jersey’s Post & Go stamps

Six of Jersey’s iconic coastal towers will feature on a new set of Post & Go stamps to be issued by Jersey Post on 17 February 2021.

Jersey’s coastline is dotted with towers and fortifications, from Georgian and Victorian era battlements intended to defend the Island from French invasion, through to concrete strongpoints and observation and communication buildings constructed around the coast by the occupying German forces during World War II.

These six Post & Go stamps, designed by digital illustrator, Mark Boardman, feature: Archirondel Tower, Marine Peilstand 3, Seymour Tower, La Tour de Vinde, Victoria Tower and La Rocco Tower. Boardman has depicted the towers as they can be found today, with people enjoying them and their surroundings.

Post & Go stamps are self-adhesive stamp labels with the postage printed on demand. They can be bought either as single stamps or in strips of six. As well as being available to vend from the JE02 kiosk at Jersey’s main Broad Street post office and from the JE03 kiosk at Postal Headquarters, Rue Des Pres, Jersey Coastal Towers Collectors’ Strips will be available from Jersey Post’s back office B002 kiosk through the Philatelic Bureau.

Artist, Mark Boardman works digitally to produce illustrations with a crisp, textural style and a sense of atmosphere. Whilst he employs modern methods of working, Mark is inspired by Impressionist painting and enjoys finding the atmospheric side to everyday scenes.
Jersey Coastal Towers Post & Go stamps and philatelic stamp products such as First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at www.jerseystamps.com or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717.

On Friday 1 January 2021, The Postal Museum will reopen both Post & Go machines with stamps 1st and 2nd class Machins.

Both kiosks will be located at The Postal Museum’s Welcome Space and no admission ticket will be required to access the services. You will not be able to access any other areas of the building on this day.

Additional safety measures have been introduced such as a hand sanitizer station, a one-in-one-out access and information on how to scan the NHS Test and Trace QR code located near the machines.

The machines will vend the Machin stamps of all values with no new overprint but will have the new 2021 price updates and year code. These stamps will not be available to purchase online and nor will we be able to offer delivery to anyone who cannot attend on the day.
Both Post & Go machines are available at The Postal Museum from 10am until 4pm on Friday 1 January only. 

Christmas overprint for Jersey Post & Go

A festive greeting will appear as the final overprint on Jersey Post & Go stamps this year.

The message Wishing you a safe Christmas will feature on Jersey Coastal Flowers stamps vended from Jersey Post’s JE03 kiosk at Postal Headquarters from 1 – 24 December 2020. The same overprint will feature on Guernsey Post’s Bailiwick Fishing Boats stamps vended from the GG02 kiosk at Envoy House Reception in St Peter’s Port.

“2020 has been a challenging year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued support and to wish everyone a happy and healthy festive season,” comments Rachel MacKenzie, Philatelic Marketing Manager at Jersey Post.

Jersey Post’s JE03 series Post & Go kiosk is located in Jersey Post’s Rue Des Pres post office at Postal Headquarters in St Saviour. 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.