Jersey Post introduced new Fujitsu self-service post and pay kiosks in 2009. Using these customers have been able to weigh, stamp and pay for packages to be posted quickly and efficiently, all at one small space-saving kiosk. Initially three kiosks were installed in post office branches and then one at the Jersey Electricity Company’s Power House store in St Helier.
A Jersey Post statement said: "These Post and Go stamps represent a new and very exciting way to begin or enhance a stamp collection." The first designs to be used feature the Jersey flag.
At this stage no self-service machines will be placed in Jersey Post branches.
At Spring Stampex Jersey Post will use a Royal Mail Post and Go Royal Mail Series II* machine to produce stamps in six different values:
Local letter - 45p
UK letter - 55p
Europe - 60p
Local large - 68p
International - 80pUK large - 88p
No exact details of the inscriptions have been provided but there will be two versions. Those known as 'B series' will be printed on a back-office machine at the Jersey Philatelic Bureau. The ones at Stampex will be 'J series'. Only J series will be available at Stampex.
Products available from the Bureau will be a mint set of 6 at £3.96, and a first day cover and presentation pack at £5.11 each.
At the time of writing these are not on the Jersey Post website, but customers will be able to order from the Jersey Philatelic Bureau, either by phone, email or online at www.jerseystamps.com
Telephone from UK 01534 516320, from outside the UK +44 15 34 51 63 20.
Jersey Philatelic Bureau, POHQ, Jersey JE1 1AB
More details will be added here as we get them.
* Updated: This is the type of machine also known as Hytech so we can expect the datastring layout to be similar to the Hytech/Series II machines seen at events in the UK.
Update 16 January from Postagelabelsuk blog.
At Spring Stampex Jersey Post will join the Post and Go club and will taken ownership of their own ‘Series B’ machine- number J001 - that will vend a unique Jersey Flag stamp with six relevant NVI values on one reel alongside a GB Union flag stamp on the other - a truly unique, modern and innovative way of producing a joint stamp issue.
This is even more ridiculous than at first it appears. We do know that some post offices on the Channel Islands sell UK stamps for the use of their residents when the visit the UK. But to have them both in one Post and Go machine does seem extreme!