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Jersey  Issued Stamps on 100 Years of War in the Air

The First World War was the first major conflict to involve the large-scale use of aircraft in combat. Powered flight itself was in its infancy; the Wright brothers’ first flight had only been achieved eleven years previously, and in 1914 … Continue reading

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Jersey Issued Stamps on  200 Years of Kaleidoscopes

The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Scottish scientist Sir David Brewster, and the patent was granted in 1817. Whereas the instruments themselves have become simplified and mass-produced in modern times, fascination remains constant some 200 years on. Six stamps … Continue reading

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Jersey Issued Stamps on Durrell and Darwin : 25 Years of the Darwin Initiative

Durrell, Jersey’s famous Wildlife Conservation Trust and Zoo, was established by naturalist and author, Gerald Durrell OBE in 1959. During the course of its conservation programme, Durrell has partnered with the Darwin Initiative – a United Kingdom Government grants scheme … Continue reading

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Jersey Issued Stamps on Ancient Artifacts

The island of Jersey, with its close proximity to France and mainland Britain, is perfectly situated to attract visitors from near and far. Throughout history, nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes, the first Neolithic settlers, Romans and Gauls, have all left their mark … Continue reading

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New Europa 2017 Stamps:Theme Castles and Forts

Jersey Jersey’s 70 kilometres of coastline is dotted with castles, coastal towers and artillery batteries, testament to a small island which, throughout the centuries, has seen French raids, English Civil War and German Occupation. Today, many of them are open … Continue reading

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Jersey: Post & Go  Stamps on Shells

Jersey’s temperate climate, as well as its geographical distance from mainland Britain, creates a unique marine environment for a wide variety of molluscs. This diversity, in turn, provides Jersey’s picturesque beaches with some of the prettiest shells within the British … Continue reading

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The Crest of Jersey Stamp Issue

With the same design which features on Jersey Post’s 2015 Definitive stamps and 2016 Post & Go stamps, six special stamps are issued with a new seasonal palette of colours suitable for the spring months, and bearing the latest postage … Continue reading

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Jersey Issued MS on King Edward VIII

Edward VIII, Queen Victoria’s great grandson, reigned as King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December of the same year.This Miniature Sheet … Continue reading

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Jersey Issued Stamps on Winter  Seasons

Often associated with beach holidays, Jersey’s great outdoors continues to be enjoyed by islanders and visitors during the winter months, which are the mildest in the British Isles. Snow settles on the Island only occasionally and the beautiful countryside, coastal … Continue reading

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Jersey :Myths and Legends Stamp Issue

Throughout history, Jersey has had a particular affinity with folklore, and stories have evolved from tales of smugglers, lovers and witches, as well as the ever-changing influences of neighbouring countries, visitors and invaders. Many myths and legends are still known … Continue reading

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