Jersey Post release ‘The Flag of Jersey’ 2024 Post & Go stamp
is proud to announce the issue of six new Post & Go stamps featuring the iconic Flag of Jersey
, scheduled to be released on the 15th February 2024.
In 2014, the Flag of Jersey made its first appearance on a Post & Go issue. Ten years later, the Jersey Flag will showcase an updated design featuring the new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III.
Jersey’s flag has had an interesting history. Unofficially, a plain red saltire had been used since at least the 1830s. A 1906 letter by the Bailiff of Jersey, described the flag as ‘the red St Andrew’s cross on white ground,’ stating it was used to signal the neutrality of the Channel Islands during wars between England and France. The crest of Jersey was added in the 1980s to help distinguish it further.
Post & Go, a self-service postage stamp system, was first introduced by the Royal Mail in 2008 and later adopted by Jersey Post as the next evolution of self-adhesive stamps. Since December 2023, the Royal Mail is no longer issuing Post & Go stamps, while Jersey Post aims to continue the annual issues and overprints.
These new Post & Go stamps will be available for various postage needs, including Local Letter 100g, Local Large 100g, UK Letter 100g, UK Large 100g, Europe 100g, and Rest of World 100g.
The Flag of Jersey Post & Go stamps and philatelic stamp products such as First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at www.jerseystamps.com or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717.