Six stamps feature just some of the Jersey Overseas Aid projects that have taken place since the organisation's inception in 1968.
The stamp sheets give the discerning collector access to all the printer's marks and any additional information on the selvedges. The selvedges include the traffic lights which is 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.
Most of our selvedge sheets also contain a plate number; a numeral, occasionally with a letter suffix, usually inscribed on the sheet margins to denote the plate from which the stamps were printed - for example 1A.
All our mint/cto products are carefully prepared by our own team and supplied in glassine bags to ensure you receive them in pristine condition.
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.