From Post and Parcel (I couldn't find a Jersey Post press release on this)
A new Post and Go machine will be installed at Jersey’s main Broad
Street post office in St Helier next week. Jersey’s first static Post and Go machine, the JE02 series machine, powered by Royal Mail, will
go live on Thursday 4 September 2014.
The machine will vend stamps featuring Jersey’s first Post and Go
design, the Jersey flag, as well as Royal Mail stamps depicting the
Union flag. Both stamp designs will carry the unique location identifier
To celebrate Jersey’s annual International Air Display which takes place on 11th September this year, the Jersey flag Post and Go stamps will be printed with special air display overprints from 11th September until 11th October. The Union flag stamps will not carry the overprints but will continue to feature the ‘Broad Street’ identifier.
Jersey Post’s Senior Philatelic Manager, Melanie Gouzinis, is sure
Jersey’s new Post and Go products will prove popular with collectors:
“We have seen a lot of interest in our Post and Go stamps to date
following our launch at Spring Stampex earlier in the year and our
overprinted stamps at PhilaKorea World Stamp Exhibition this month. The
next step was to bring a Post and Go machine to Jersey’s Broad Street
post office and we’re really looking forward to seeing it go live next
Mrs Gouzinis continued: “We have exciting plans to widen our Post and Go product range as we move into 2015 with some beautiful new
stamp designs, enabling our collectors to further enhance their
collections of this next generation of stamps.”
Just like Royal Mail's, Jersey's Post and Go
stamps carry unique identification numbers depending on the machine and
session number of where and when they were issued. All Jersey Post and
Go stamps will be supplied with a dedicated receipt.
This creates a situation where a 'valid-for-posting' Royal Mail stamp is being issued by a foreign postal administration in a format in which it is not available either from Royal Mail's bureau or from any branch of the UK Post Office!
UPDATE 4 September
Thanks to Mike for pointing out that both the Broad Street and Air Display stamps (and a Stampex Overprint(!)) are listed on the Jersey Stamps webshop. Well, that saves you all a trip to Jersey!
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