Christmas 2023 - Block of Four
This block of four set features four of each stamp from our 'What does Christmas mean to you?' issue. Eight local artists depict Christmas in Jersey for 2023's festive stamp issue.
A block of four stamps is taken from the same sheet of ten; selvedges are also retained and will include the traffic lights. Traffic lights are a term used by collectors to denote the check dots or (colour dabs) printed in the sheet margins of stamps printed by modern offset litho or photogravure methods. They assist in checking that all the colours have been printed correctly. Blocks of stamps from the corner of the sheet, including the ‘traffic lights’, are collected as a matched pair with the block showing the cylinder numbers.
Most of our selvedge sheets contain a plate number; a numeral, occasionally with a letter suffix, usually inscribed on the sheet margins to denote the plate from which stamps were printed - for example 1A.
All our MINT/CTO products are carefully prepared by our own team and supplied in glassine bags to ensure you receive them in pristine condition.
|Date of issue||11-11-2023|
|Designer||Issue designed by TPA Jersey, featuring various Jersey artists: Will Bertram, Dean Porter, Glen Fox, Erin Brown, Louise Ramsay, Rosemary Blackmore, Gabriella Street and Lauren Radley.|
|Printer||Cartor Security Printers, France|
|Size||Stamp die size: 36mm x 36mm within 42mm x 42mm roulette perforated panels as sheets of ten|
|Process||Eight self-adhesive die-cut stamps printed in offset four colour lithography plus spot litho metallic silver ink.|
|Denominations||60p, 98p, 98p, £1.65, £1.85, £2.55, £3.25, £4.20|