Guernsey Post Christmas

GUERNSEY POST & GO MOBILE KIOSK SENDS CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

Guernsey Stamps announces that its GG03 Series Post & Go stamps will be given a seasonal twist during December.

From 3-21 December, the GG03 series desk top kiosk, located at The Guernsey Information Centre, Glategny Esplanade, St Peter Port, will vend Bailiwick Flower stamp strips with the overprint message Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2018.

“Our Post & Go kiosks continue to be really popular and, following the great response to the Guernsey Information Centre location this year, we’ve decided to add a festive message to this kiosk,” explains Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post.

Priced at £4.26[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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[1] Guernsey Post will levy an administration fee of £0.50 to vend stamps on customers’ behalf.

Mail By Coach and Union Flag return to The Postal Museum

Post & Go November Update from The Postal Museum

LONDON, 20 November 2018 – The Postal Museum has announced today that the Royal Mail Post & Go stamps featuring the poppy will no longer be available at its Post & Go machine from Thursday 29 November, not 30 November as previously reported.

The poppy stamps will be replaced by the Mail Coach design (all values) on Friday 30 November.

Mail by Bike stamps now also end on Thursday 29 November and will be replaced by the Union Flag design (all values). This means the return of the Union Flag stamps last featured to commemorate The Postal Museum’s official opening over a year ago.

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

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Winter Greenery at The Postal Museum

Winter Greenery Post & Go stamps available at The Postal Museum

LONDON, 1 November 2018 – The Postal Museum has announced today that The Royal Mail Post & Go stamps featuring Winter Greenery designs will be available from its Post & Go machine from 8 November 2018, not 12 November as reported elsewhere.

The stamps will replace the Machin 1st and 2nd class designs with the ‘F’ Box 50 overprint and feature four varieties of Winter British flora, first issued in 2014. Butcher’s Broom and Holly can be seen on the 1st class designs and Common Ivy and Mistletoe are featured on the 2nd class designs. All designs with ‘The Postal Museum’ overprint are available until 31 December 2018.

These images were originally captured by award-winning botanical artist, Julia Trickey in collaboration with designer Kate Stephens. Julia painted her vibrant watercolours of the featured plant species and background separately before merging them digitally.

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

 

 

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Jersey Post & Go at Christmas

Festive words in Jèrriais for Jersey Post & Go

Once again, 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 Complyîments d’la saîson and Season’s Greetings respectively. Both of the overprints will be accompanied by an icon of a sprig of holly. The overprints have been planned to coincide with the start of Jersey’s Fête dé Noué on Friday 23 November 2018, and will be available from the JE02 kiosk until close of business on Thursday 3 January 2019.

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.”

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)