The first Jersey Post & Go overprint of 2015 will be dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill, Jersey Post has revealed.
24 January 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill and, to mark the occasion, Jersey flag stamps from Jersey Post’s JE02 Post & Go machine will be printed with a special, commemorative overprint. The overprint which will read: Churchill 24.1.65 will be available from 24 January 2015 for one month only and the Jersey Philatelic Bureau is recommending collectors order theirs whilst stocks last.
‘Winston Churchill is such an important figure in British history and we were very keen to mark this important date,’ comments Melanie Gouzinis, Jersey Post’s Senior Philatelic Manager. ‘We’ve seen a great deal of interest in Jersey Post & Go since its launch last year and stamp labels with special overprints like this hold particular significance.’
Mrs Gouzinis continued: ‘Our JE01 Post & Go machine will be at Spring Stampex next month where we will be launching a brand new Post & Go design, enabling our collectors to further enhance their Post & Go collections.’
The JE02 series Post & Go machine, powered by Royal Mail, is located in Jersey Post’s Broad Street post office in St Helier. Union flag stamps, also available from the machine, will not carry the Churchill overprints but will continue to feature the ‘Broad Street’ location identifier.
Meanwhile, Jersey Post’s JE01 machine will remain at Jersey Post Headquarters until the end of January, where it has proved useful for local stamp purchases for Christmas. Stamp labels vended from this machine will still carry the ‘Jersey Post HQ’ location identifier.
Post & Go is the next generation of self-adhesive stamps overprinted with the postage on demand. It represents a new and very exciting way to begin or enhance a Jersey stamp collection. Just like Royal Mail Post & Go stamps, Jersey Post & Go stamps carry unique identification numbers depending on the machine and session number of where and when they were issued. All Jersey Post & Go stamps are supplied with a dedicated receipt.Philatelic stamp products such as the original set bearing the six tariffs, First Day Cover and Presentation Pack can be ordered at: www.jerseystamps.com