In 1969, the British Post Office became a Corporation and the States of Jersey took the opportunity to gain postal independence from Britain.
In this issue, a pair is two se-tenant 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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In 1969, the British Post Office became a Corporation and the States of Jersey took the opportunity to gain postal independence from Britain. Eight stamps, presented in se-tenant pairs, depict the growth and change that has happened within Jersey Post during the last 50 years.