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)

Machin at The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum Machin Commemorative Post & Go issue to be replaced

 LONDON, 22 June 2018 – The Postal Museum has announced today that the Machin Commemorative design currently available from its Post & Go machine is to be replaced, with its final day of availability on Sunday 1 July.

From Monday 2 July, the museum’s Post & Go machine will offer a new issue of the standard Machin design, available in all values. This will be the first time the standard Machin has been available with the current ‘The Postal Museum’ overprint.

The Post & Go machine is available at The Postal Museum during normal opening hours. Please see www.postalmuseum.org for more information.

Guernsey to vend Post & Go stamps at the Guernsey Information Centre

Guernsey Post is delighted to announce that it will vend Post & Go stamps from the Guernsey Information Centre, North Esplanade, St Peter Port, from 14 May until 7 October 2018.

The philatelic bureau’s new desktop unit (DKU) GG03 will vend the Bailiwick Flower stamps with the unique location identifier “Guernsey Information Centre” overprint, which are available to Guernsey’s Post & Go collectors as part of the bureau’s Post & Go collection from 14 May.

In addition to the Post & Go stamps available to existing collectors, Guernsey Post’s DKU will also vend the Bailiwick Flowers Post & Go stamps specifically for cruise ship tourists visiting the island, in liaison with Visit Guernsey. An underprint message on the stamps will welcome cruise ship passengers to Guernsey’s shores, which will be updated each time a ship arrives into port.

In addition to the Guernsey Information Centre locator overprint, Post & Go collectors will receive the first Bailiwick Flowers underprint, out on 14 May, as an additional standing order item.

Guernsey Post’s head of philatelic, Bridget Yabsley said: – “Although last year’s trial of the Post and Go kiosk located at our Smith Street Post Office was a success and proved popular with existing collectors, we have decided to locate the new smaller GG03 DKU at the Tourist Information Centre for the benefit of visiting tourists.

“We are confident that the new location of a Post & Go machine at the Guernsey Information Centre will prove popular during the busy summer months, particularly with the cruise ship visitors.”