Thursday, December 22, 2011

Island of Jersey Releases Christmas Stamps

On November 8th 2011, Jersey Post issued six stamps depicting Christmas Tree Decorations. The stamps bear a range of tariffs in order to facilitate posting Christmas cards both locally and internationally. The tradition of decorating trees at Christmas began centuries ago. Decorations which started with sweets, gingerbread, nuts and paper roses, were followed by tinsel and a huge variety of miniature dolls, instruments, glass beads, baubles and so on, remaining to this day an indispensable part of Christmas celebrations.

The Stamps, First Day Cover envelope and Presentation Pack designs are from orignals painted by Colleen Corlett. The stamps were printed by Cartor Security Printing, France in four colour process offset lithography in sheets of ten (2 across x 5 down). The stamps have a size of  40.00mm deep x 30.00mm wide. A complete set of 6 stamps retails for 3.43 pounds while the first day cover will sell for 4.48 pounds. 

First Day cover

To order these stamps and for more information go to

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