Friday 27 October 2023

2388. ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey’s Coronation And Christmas Stamps.


New issues.

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey Post -

20 November 2023 - Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla - 6 stamps and 1 miniature sheet containing a single stamp. Designed by Martin Mรถrck and lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- ****.

11 November 2023 - Christmas, “What does Christmas mean to you?” - 8 self-adhesive stamps. Designed by various Jersey artists (Will Bertram, Dean Porter, Glen Fox, Erin Brown, Louise Ramsay, Rosemary Blackmore, Gabriella Street and Lauren Radley) and lithographed by Cartor. Rating:- **.

New issue stamp programmes 2024.

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey Post -

Further to the list of the first proposed issues of 2024 (see Blog 2277), Guernsey Post has now published a more complete list to the end of the year. One is tempted to comment that the excessive release of new issues will continue and that the individual issues will very much be ‘more of the same’ though equally there are commemorations of some worthwhile anniversaries of local relevance included in the list:- 


The end of Pobjoy Stamps.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ The Pobjoy Mint and Coin-producing business, and along with it Pobjoy Stamps, will close at the end of the year and cease to publicise and distribute the stamps of Ascension, British Antarctic Territory, Bahamas, British Virgin IslandsFalkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and Tristan Da Cunha. This information recently became available in numismatic magazines and is mentioned in a tweet (X) from Linn’s Stamp News and a short article in that publication. The closure of the business will coincide with the retirement of Taya Pobjoy, the managing director of Pobjoy. Linn’s reports that Angela Warner, Pobjoy Coins and Stamps administrator, has stated that, “It is my understanding that each individual territory is now making arrangements for future sales and they will be able to share that news once everything has been finalised”.

  Hopefully this will not mean the end of the various territories’ wonderful recent record of producing high quality, well designed, reasonably priced, non-exploitative, locally relevant new issues that has been the case in the past one or two decades as the design and production of their stamps has been in the hands of the excellent Creative Direction which has used Pobjoy for marketing and distribution of the philatelic products.

  Thanks to Ian Billings of Norvic Stamps for drawing my attention to this interesting and important development in the new issue field.


  1. Very sad news about Pobjoy Mint Stamps. They have been a real beacon of light in recent times producing beautiful issues in a restrained manner in contrast to the likes of Stamperija and IGPC or the postal authorities of the Isle of Man or Royal Mail for example. I had hoped when hearing that the mint was to close that perhaps the stamp division would continue. I truly hope that the whole design and production team/process can continue wholesale. I had longed for Pitcairn to join the fold, so far the Tower Mint issues have left me wanting.

    1. WK replying - I agree with all you write. Tower Mint’s Pitcairn products have been remarkably unimpressive so far. I expect we all hope that Creative Direction continues its sterling work for Bahamas and the six British Overseas territories.