A new Post & Go design entitled ‘Jersey Protected Species’ is to be launched by Jersey Post on 18 February. The release coincides with the first day of Spring Stampex in London, where the stamps will be available to vend from Jersey Post’s JE01 Post & Go kiosk.
Six stamp labels will feature species protected by the Island’s Biodiversity Strategy, including a puffin, an agile frog, a red squirrel, a green lizard, a hedgehog and a barn owl, all beautifully illustrated by Andrew Beckett. As well as being available from Jersey Post’s JE01 Post & Go kiosk, which will be at Stampex from 18 to 21 February, the new stamp labels will be available from the JE02 kiosk located at Jersey’s main Broad Street post office in St Helier and from Jersey Post’s ‘B series’ back office kiosk ‘B002’.
“This is the second issue in our Post & Go series,” comments Melanie Gouzinis, Senior Philatelic Manager at Jersey Post. “We joined Post & Go in February of last year with the launch of our Jersey flag design and, a year later, we’re excited to able to offer our Post & Go customers something new. Jersey is very proud of its rare and varied wildlife and we wanted our first pictorial Post & Go issue to showcase some of the Island’s protected species. Andrew Beckett worked with us on our Kennel Club stamp issue and we felt his illustrative style was a perfect fit for the subject.”
In addition to the new ‘Jersey Protected Species’ issue, Jersey Post & Go kiosks will continue to vend stamps featuring the original Jersey flag Post & Go design. A special Stampex overprint will be available on Jersey flag stamps vended from the JE01 kiosk during the exhibition and, for those unable to attend, Jersey Post will be offering Collectors Strips featuring the overprint from their back office kiosk ‘B002’. Jersey flag stamps from the JE02 kiosk will feature a special, commemorative Churchill overprint from 24 January to 24 February.Jersey Protected Species stamp labels and philatelic stamp products such as First Day Covers and Presentation Packs are available to pre-order at www.jerseystamps.com