Well no, not actually King George III, but Jersey Post has decided it has to mark the third birthday of Prince George of Wales.
This prolific producer of 'collectibles' (I suspect their output may rival Royal Mail's) has chosen to mark this Royal achievement not - for once - with a set of 6 stamps and a miniature sheet, but by applying an additional inscription to their Post and Go flag stamp from kiosk JE02, reports Commonwealth Stamps Opinion.
And having set the precedent for George's 3rd birthday, surely this must be repeated every year (nothing special about the third, after all?), and also for his sister - and probably his mother and father as well. Add in the birthdays of his grandfather, great-grandmother and others, and collectors of Jersey stamps may wonder whether their pennies (the set costs £4.48 plus import VAT) might be better spent on the output of a territory slightly less prolific - say the Grenadines of St Vincent!
This column is my opinion only and does not offer investment advice nor criticise collectors who must, of course, spend their money on their collections however they see fit. Many would be amazed at the postal history I have spent my money on!
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