Jersey will Issue Stamps on Poppy Plants with Seeds

\"jerseyJersey Post is releasing the six stamps and a miniature sheet featuring paintings of poppies next month.Two of the designs will include seeds sealed behind a thin, transparent, bio-degradable plastic cover.Half of the £1.50 cost for the two stamps will be donated to the Jersey branch of the Royal British Legion. This stamp issue will be released to help raise money for veterans as part of World War One centenary commemorations.

A spokesman for Jersey Post said: \”The stamps can be used for posting letters as usual but they can also be planted, gradually decomposing as the seeds start to grow, producing the striking red flowers which are so strongly associated with remembrance.\”The company is encouraging people to \”buy a pack to plant, buy a pack to post\” to encourage friends and family outside of the island to join in by planting the seed stamps.

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