RAF overprint for Guernsey’s Post & Go at Stampex

Guernsey Post announces that it will vend Post & Go stamps to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force at the autumn edition of Stampex.

The overprint on the Guernsey flag stamps, which will vend from the GG01 series exhibition kiosk, will read:

100 Years
Royal Air Force

Also available at Stampex, which takes place from 12-15 September at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, UK, is the bureau’s popular Bailiwick Flowers stamps, which will print on the second reel of the GG01 Guernsey kiosk without an overprint.

Following Stampex, the Post & Go RAF overprint back office strips will be available to purchase from the bureau. These strips will carry the new series code GGO4 in place of the ‘B’ code and can be obtained by visiting www.guernseystamps.com or contacting philatelic customer services on +44 (0) 1481 716486.

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Jersey Post & Go continues the Super League Triathlon series

Jersey Post & Go continues the Super League Triathlon series

Following on from last year’s inaugural Super League Triathlon event in Jersey and the first overprint in the series, Super League Triathlon 2018 will be commemorated on Jersey Post & Go JE02 stamps in September this year. The overprint, reading Super League Triathlon 2018 will be printed on the Jersey Crest Post & Go stamps from Wednesday 12 September to close of business on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Super League Triathlon is a new championship series combining the three core triathlon disciplines but with an alternative approach to the Olympic standard. Points are awarded for three individual stages: the Triple Mix, the Equaliser and the Eliminator rounds.

Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post explains: “Islanders are thrilled that Super League Triathlon is coming to Jersey once again. Jersey is a wonderful venue for such an internationally appealing event, providing a huge opportunity to witness first-hand, the sporting talent of the world’s best triathletes competing against each other in a mix of gruelling short-course tracks and Olympic speed-racing.”

This year, the event which will be broadcast live to millions across the globe takes place from September 28th to 30th.

Jersey Post’s new Post & Go issue, Nautical Knots, will also vend from the JE02 kiosk but will not carry the commemorative overprint.

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 the Super League Triathlon 2018 overprint as well as JE02 kiosk Nautical Knots will be available to order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616320. (Ends)

Jersey Post at Autumn Stampex 2018

Jersey Post & Go at Autumn Stampex: new issue and exhibition overprint

A new Post & Go design, Nautical Knots, will be launched by Jersey Post on 12 September 2018 at Autumn Stampex in London. The stamps will be available to vend from Jersey Post’s JE01 kiosk, alongside Jersey flag stamps printed with a special exhibition overprint.

Drawn by world-renowned stamp artist, Martin Mörck, himself an avid sailor and ship-builder, this new set of stamps embraces Islanders’ love for the sea and follows on from February’s issue featuring Naval vessels which have visited Jersey during the annual Boat Show.

“Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands,” explains Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post. “The sea has shaped Jersey’s landscape and history throughout the centuries with stories of shipbuilding, oyster fishing and privateering. These days, modern-day pursuits such as sailing for sport, leisure or industry, complete the story of Jersey’s unique maritime environment and seafaring heritage. Throughout the ages, the skill of tying specific knots remains an important one for all sea-farers, with an emphasis on safety, reliability and convenience.”

As well as being available from Jersey Post’s JE01 Post & Go kiosk during the exhibition, Nautical Knots will also be available from the JE02 kiosk at Jersey’s main Broad Street post office in St Helier and from Jersey Post’s back office B002 kiosk through the Philatelic Bureau.

Jersey flag stamps featuring a special exhibition overprint will also be vended from the JE01 kiosk during the exhibition. The overprint reads: 100 Years Royal Air Force accompanied by an image of an aeroplane. For those unable to attend Stampex, back office collectors’ strips will also be available from Jersey’s B002 kiosk.

This year, Autumn Stampex will take place from 12-15 September at the Business Design Centre in London. Nautical Knots Post & Go stamps, B002 overprints and philatelic stamp products such as 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 616320. New issue Post & Go stamps and overprints from Jersey Post’s B002 kiosk are now 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

Jersey Post & Go marks 10 years of Holidays for Heroes Jersey

The second overprint to appear on a Jersey Post & Go JE02 stamp in 2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of Holidays for Heroes Jersey, Jersey Post has revealed.
The charity, set up by Jersey residents, Dawn Woodhouse MBE and Richard Woodhouse on 28 August 2008 aims to provide a week’s holiday in Jersey to any past or present member of HM Forces with injuries, whether in mind or body, attributable to their service.

Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post explains: “The overprint, which will appear on the Jersey Crest stamps, will feature the words ‘Holidays for Heroes – 10 Years’ together with the silhouette of a soldier in keeping with the H4HJ logo. Since Dawn and Richard founded the charity 10 years ago, they have provided over 2600 holidays, giving invaluable respite for individuals together with their families. The overprinted stamps will be available from 1 August to 31 August 2018.”

Jersey Post’s most recent Post & Go issue, Visiting Naval Vessels, will continue to vend from the JE02 kiosk but will not carry the commemorative overprint.

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 the Holidays for Heroes Jersey anniversary overprint will be available to order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717. (Ends)