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.

Jersey Post & Go overprints to celebrate 75 years of liberation

Two special overprints commemorating the 75th anniversary of Jersey’s liberation from German Occupation during World War II will be available on Jersey Post & Go stamps from 9 – 15 May 2020.

Jersey flag stamps vended from Jersey Post’s JE02 kiosk will feature the overprint: Liberation 75 1945-2020, whilst Crest of Jersey stamps from Jersey Post’s JE03 kiosk will feature the same overprint in Jersey’s traditional language, Jèrriais: Libéthâtion 75 1945-2020.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and a concern for customer wellbeing, Jersey Post will be waiving their 75p handling fee. This means that customers may order collectors’ strips featuring both overprints either online or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau, at no extra charge.

During the first year of World War II, on 1 July 1940, German troops arrived to take the surrender of Jersey and for the next five years, Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney became the only parts of the British Isles to be occupied during World War II. On 8 May 1945, German forces surrendered and the war in Europe ended. The following day, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Beagle arrived off the coast of Jersey and accepted the surrender of the occupying forces. Liberation Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm each year in Jersey on 9 May. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary.

Jèrriais, closely related to French is the traditional language of Jersey. Although not widely spoken today, it is an important part of the Island’s heritage and was particularly important during the Occupation as it enabled Islanders to speak without being understood by the German forces.

Jersey Post’s JE02 series Post & Go kiosk is located in Jersey Post’s Broad Street post office in St Helier, whilst the JE03 series kiosk is located at Jersey Post Headquarters at Rue Des Pres, St Saviour. Collectors’ strips featuring both the Jèrriais and English overprints are available to order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717.  (Ends)

Jersey Post delays price rise

Jersey Post has today announced that it is delaying its annual price rise. The announcement comes as Jersey Post takes measures to support the community and promote local businesses, while continuing to maintain mail and parcel services, amidst the coronavirus breakout.
The price increase, which was scheduled for Thursday 26 March, will be postponed for at least three months to help islanders through the coronavirus pandemic.
Post & Go tariffs are included in the price hold, with the cost of a collectors strip remaining £4.98.

Jersey Post announces changes to its postal tariffs

Jersey Post will be amending its postal rates with effect from Thursday 26 March 2020. The changes will see a three pence increase on the price of sending letters to the UK, Isle of Man and other Channel Islands.

Post & Go tariffs will be affected with the cost of a collectors strip increasing from £4.98 to £5.19 with the new tariffs as follows:

Local Letter up to 100g = 54p
Local Large up to 100g = 88p
UK Letter up to 100g = 70p
UK Large up to 100g = £1.18
Europe up to 100g = 84p
Rest of World up to 100g = £1.05

At the date of the tariff change, Jersey’s pictorial Post & Go designs Jersey Coastal Flowers and the Crest of Jersey will continue to vend from the JE02 Post & Go kiosk located in Jersey Post’s Broad Street post office in St Helier. Jersey Coastal Flowers will continue to vend from the JE03 kiosk at Postal Headquarters.

All Post & Go stamps carry identification numbers unique to the kiosk and a session number indicating where and when the stamps were issued.

Collectors Strips are available to order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717. (Ends)