🇯🇪 It’s hard not to be depressed by how the postal services of the British offshore islands plus Gibraltar continue to release clearly excessive numbers of stamp issues and stamps and other extra paraphernalia such as miniature sheets, Collectors sheets, Prestige booklets, Post and Go products and so on and so on.
When these postal services release issues which mark locally relevant anniversaries and events I’m very happy to incorporate them in my collection but feel very annoyed when the issues include just about every way of extracting money from me. So the latest issue from Jersey Post does not delight me. An issue - a collection or whatever term the organisation wishes to use - is to be released on 8 September 2020 to commemorate the Centenary of the Jersey Motor Cycle and Light Car Club and the issue is made up of 8 stamps (price £9.61p), 2 miniature sheets (total cost £12.61p) and 1 Prestige booklet (price £19.22p), total cost £41.44p. An interesting set in subject though the designs are nothing more than photographs with inscriptions added rather like many present-day Royal Mail issues.
Also now on Jersey Post’s stamp collecting internet site is a Collectors sheet of 20 UK Letter rate stamps with attached labels which commemorates the Centenary of the Bouley Bay Hill Climb, another automobile-related subject. The price is £17 and the internet site seems to suggest that the date of issue was 8 May 2020. Rating:- 0.
🇬🇧 The latest addition to the 2020 reprints of the eternal Royal Mail Machin Head definitives is the 1st Class rate stamp from booklets of 12 with the code M20L MTIL.The 2nd Class has already been released. See also Blogs 1701, 1699 and 1703.
The lack of captions on the Jersey stamps to explain what each stamp depicts and why is sheer laziness.ReplyDelete
It suggests that those buying the stamps will know because they will get the information with their stamps/fdcs from the Jersey Post website or printed information.
But assuming the locals use at least some of these stamps and that they then find their way into collectors hands, how is the collector to know what vehicle/person/event is depicted and why it is relevant to the commemoration.