Stamps of Jersey 1983 – World Communications Year

Stamps of Jersey 1983 – World Communications Year

1983 was declared World Communications Year and it also marked 250th Birth Anniversary of Charles William Geyt, The first Postmaster of Jersey. Jersey issued a set of Five stamps which marked the career of Geyt.

8P – Geyt at  Minden -Charles Geyt ended his Military Career after having served with distinction at the Battle of Minden.

11p – London to Weymouth Mail Coach. The Mail was carried from London to Weymouth by Mail Coach and British Post Office was directed to institute a regular Packet service from Weymouth to ensure communications during a conflict with France.

24p – Mail packet Chesterfield repulses the French Privateers. Two ships “Rover” and “Royal Charlotte” were transferred from “Dover-Calais” run for use as Mail Packets. Royal Charlotte sailed with first mail for islands on 13 Feb 1794. Such vessels often ran into French Privateers.

26p- Mary Godfray at Hue Street Post Office – At first found the Postmaster Job very tough to handle all by himself. In 1798 Mary Godfray was hired to deliver the letters from Hue Street. She was the only letter carrier at that time. Post Office did not pay her but she was allowed to collect halfpenny for each letter delivered.

29p- Mail Steamer Leaves St Helier Harbour – The Little Mail Packets were replaced by Steamers in 1815.

A FDC with Five stamps is listed.

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JERSEY FDC 1983 – MAIL TO JERSEY

Stamps of Jersey on 60th Anniversary of Jersey Motor-Cycle and Light Car Club- 1980

Stamps of Jersey on 60th Anniversary of Jersey Motor-Cycle and Light Car Club- 1980

Jersey Motor Cycle and Light Car Club was formed in 1920. A set of Five stamps were released on 24 Jul 1980 to celebrate its Diamond Jubilee (1920-1980).The events featured on the stamps are

7p – 3Lap Motor Cycle event

9p- International Road race for racing Cars .The stamp shows the course and Fort regent and Elisabeth Castle alongwith flags of Nations.

13.5 p – Scrambling race for motor cycles at St Peter’s Valley.

15p – Sand  racing for Saloon Cars at St Queen’s bay.

17.5 p – National Hill Climb race at Bouley bay

A FDC with five stamps is listed

FDC MOTOR CYCLE & CAR
FDC JERSEY 1980 – MOTOR CYCLE ANDLIGHT CAR CLUB

 

Jersey Lilies – 1986

Jersey Lilies – 1986

The Jersey or Belladonna Lily (Amarylilis belladonna) has been adopted as the symbol for Jersey Flower Gala held between 10-15 Jun 1986. This is flower of South African Origin  which is well suited for Jersey’s climate.

Another famous Jersey is the charming portrait of Lillie Langtry by John Everett Millais.

Emilie Charlotte Langtry (1853-1929) was a well known personality of Jersey.

A Miniature sheet on Jersey Lilly the Flower and Portrait Lillie Langtry was issued on 28 Jan 1986.

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JERSEY LILIES -STAMPS OF JERSEY 1986