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12 April 2016

Jersey stamps go green for new Europa issue

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Four stamps exploring the theme ‘Think Green’ will be released by Jersey Post on 3 May as part of the 2016 Europa issue.

Every year, European postal administrations are given a stamp issue title to interpret and illustrate by PostEurop, the trade association that has been representing European postal operators since 1993.

“The idea behind the joint stamp issue is to build awareness of each other’s culture and history,” explains Rachel MacKenzie, Philatelic Marketing Manager at Jersey Post. “This year, the Europa issue took a competition format and Jersey Post was one of twenty four postal administrations from across Europe to submit a design based around the ‘Think Green’ theme.”

The 74p, 76p and £1.00 stamps in this set were designed for Jersey Post by Two Degrees North in Guernsey. “We decided to take a typographic approach to the stamp designs, using words and phrases relating to sustainability and the environment,” Rachel continues. “The words have been arranged in the shape of a head, the island of Jersey and a globe to illustrate that protecting the planet starts with the individual but that it is something that needs to be done together as a community and collectively around the world.”

The £1.29 stamp features the winning entry in the Europa competition and was created by Ms Doxia Sergidou for Cyprus Post. The Europa logo appears on the 74p and £1.29 stamps.

‘Think Green’ stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 3 May 2016. Philatelic stamp products such as sets of stamps, First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at: www.jerseystamps.com or by phoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 516320. 

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