Six stamps feature just some of the Jersey Overseas Aid projects that have taken place since the organisation's inception in 1968.
A pair is two stamps taken from the same sheet of ten; selvedges are also retained and will include the traffic lights. Traffic lights are a term used by collectors to denote the check dots (or colour dabs) printed in the sheet margins of stamps printed by modern offset litho or photogravure methods. They assist in checking that all the colours have printed correctly. Blocks of stamps from the corner of the sheet, including the 'traffic lights', are collected as a matched pair with the block showing the cylinder numbers. Most of our selvedge sheets contain a plate number; a numeral, occasionally with a letter suffix, usually inscribed on the sheet margins to denote the plate from which stamps were printed - for example 1A.
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Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA), an independent international aid agency funded by the States of Jersey, celebrates its 50th year in 2018. Its mission is to help reduce poverty and provide humanitarian aid in disasters and emergencies around the world and in doing so raises awareness within the Island, often inviting local residents to take part in aid projects overseas. Six stamps feature just some of the Jersey Overseas Aid projects that have taken place since the organisation's inception in 1968.