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02. Christmas Jumpers - First Day Cover Stamps
Christmas Jumpers - First Day Cover Stamps

Date of issue

19 November 2018

Withdrawal date

19 November 2020

Perforation

Kiss-cut

Sheet

10

Size

36mm x 36mm

Process

Offset lithography with metallic gold varnish

Denominations

44p, 50p, 57p, 65p, 76p, 82p, 94p, £1.12

Price ex tax

£6.95

Available for sale

Quantity

Eight stamps have been designed with a knitted background effect and cut-out neckline to give the impression of a folded Christmas Jumper.

This First Day Cover is an exclusively produced item; all the stamps are affixed to a specially commissioned full colour envelope and cancelled with a Jersey Post First Day of Issue special date stamp. Information and technical details of the issue is printed on the reverse.

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.

Eight stamps have been designed with a knitted background effect and cut-out neckline to give the impression of a folded Christmas Jumper.

This First Day Cover is an exclusively produced item; all the stamps are affixed to a specially commissioned full colour envelope and cancelled with a Jersey Post First Day of Issue special date stamp. Information and technical details of the issue is printed on the reverse.

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.
  

The origins of the Christmas jumper can be traced back to the brilliantly distinctive nineteenth century Scandinavian fishermen sweaters. By the middle of the 20th Century, these sweaters were popularised by skiers, who needed appropriately warm skiwear. By the 1970s, the knitwear was associated with Christmas and since then, our love for the festive jumper has only increased as the look was brought into our homes by television personalities in the 1980s. Christmas jumpers, with both novelty and traditional designs, are now a must-have in the build up to Christmas. People wear them at home as well as at schools and workplaces, often on special 'Christmas jumper days'. Even the staff at Jersey Post wear Christmas jumpers in December as part of the festive celebrations and to raise money for local charities. The charitable practice of wearing Christmas jumpers is now commonplace around the world and the largest organised charity event is the Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day which, in 2017, raised over £4million.

Eight stamps have been designed with a knitted background effect and cut-out neckline to give the impression of a folded Christmas Jumper.

Date of issue
19 November 2018
Withdrawal date
19 November 2020
Designer
True North
Sheet
10
Size
36mm x 36mm
Process
Offset Lithography + gold metallic
Denominations
44, 50, 57, 65, 76, 82, 94, 1.12
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