A new Post & Go design, Nautical Knots, will be launched by Jersey Post on 12 September 2018 at Autumn Stampex in London. The stamps will be available to vend from Jersey Post’s JE01 kiosk, alongside Jersey flag stamps printed with a special exhibition overprint.
Drawn by world-renowned stamp artist, Martin Mörck, himself an avid sailor and ship-builder, this new set of stamps embraces Islanders’ love for the sea and follows on from February’s issue featuring Naval vessels which have visited Jersey during the annual Boat Show.
“Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands,” explains Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post. “The sea has shaped Jersey’s landscape and history throughout the centuries with stories of shipbuilding, oyster fishing and privateering. These days, modern-day pursuits such as sailing for sport, leisure or industry, complete the story of Jersey’s unique maritime environment and seafaring heritage. Throughout the ages, the skill of tying specific knots remains an important one for all sea-farers, with an emphasis on safety, reliability and convenience.”
As well as being available from Jersey Post’s JE01 Post & Go kiosk during the exhibition, Nautical Knots will also be available from the JE02 kiosk at Jersey’s main Broad Street post office in St Helier and from Jersey Post’s back office B002 kiosk through the Philatelic Bureau.
Jersey flag stamps featuring a special exhibition overprint will also be vended from the JE01 kiosk during the exhibition. The overprint reads: 100 Years Royal Air Force accompanied by an image of an aeroplane. For those unable to attend Stampex, back office collectors’ strips will also be available from Jersey’s B002 kiosk.
This year, Autumn Stampex will take place from 12-15 September at the Business Design Centre in London. Nautical Knots Post & Go stamps, B002 overprints and philatelic stamp products such as First Day Covers and Presentation Packs are available to pre-order at www.jerseystamps.com or by contacting the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616320. New issue Post & Go stamps and overprints from Jersey Post’s B002 kiosk are now available as subscription items through the Jersey Philatelic Bureau.