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 depict the growth and change that has happened within Jersey Post during the last fifty years. Presented as se-tenant pairs, four of the eight stamps have been created using imagery from Jersey Post's photographic archive, while the other four show Jersey Post's current operation.
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