International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Jersey
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Jersey[edit | edit source]
- A dependency of Great Britain, Jersey’s own meter stamps did not appear until 1969. Before that date British stamps with “JERSEY/ CHANNEL ISLANDS” (or “CI”) in the town mark were used.
- All stamps contain “JERSEY” in the frank.
- The stamps are grouped according to appearance:
- A - “JERSEY” below value figures
- B - “JERSEY” above value figures
- PO - Special stamp generated only in Post Offices
- Jersey, along with the rest of the UK, converted to decimal currency on 15th February 1971. This required existing machines (which registered in £sd) to be converted, a process which commenced in June 1968. Although existing models prior to 1971 used £sd, new models designed for decimalisation had the value shown in pence only (without the "D" suffix). Examples with the value in pence but dated prior to 15th February 1971 would fall into this "transitional" category, with values shown in "old pence" prior to that date and "new pence" thereafter. Examples in pre-decimal currency (£sd) are much scarcer than decimal stamps.
GROUP A: “JERSEY” below value figures[edit | edit source]
- Coat of arms at top centre. Frame lines clear on solid background.
GROUP B: “JERSEY” above value figures[edit | edit source]
- Coat of arms at top left.
- Frame lines solid on clear background except for Type B1.
GROUP PO: Special stamps generated only by Post Office machines[edit | edit source]
PO1. Unknown (digital).
- Frank without outer border printed in black on wide, plain white label with rounded corners.
- JERSEY POST above value figures at top center.
- The remaining text is as follows: