Wednesday, 3 May 2017
The Channel Island of Jersey (in full: the Bailiwick of Jersey) is a crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. The Channel Islands are the last remnants of the old Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes went on to become kings of England from 1066.
Jersey started issuing its own stamps in 1969 when the island got its own independent postal administration. Over the years the stamps featured a variety of subjects. Also Jersey Post has issued stamps with special printing techniques, like glow in the dark, embedded Jersey granite, gold and silver, and even a genuine diamond.
I sent an envelope with an International Reply Coupon to the Philatelic Bureau. The Bureau chose the stamp and put it on the envelope.
Website of the Jersey Philatelic Bureau: jerseystamps.com.
Date sent: 17 April 2017
Date postmark: 21 April 2017
Date received: 29 April 2017
Number of days: 12
Envelope in collection: 20