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Visiting Commercial Aircraft - 54p Sheet

Visiting Commercial Aircraft - 54p Sheet

£5.40

A sheet of ten stamps from our 'Visiting Commercial Aircraft' stamp issue. The stamp sheets give the discerning collector access to all the printer's marks and any additional information on the selvedges.

The 54p stamps features the De Havilland DH.86 Express, a four-engine bi-plane passenger aircraft manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company between 1934 and 1937. Several DH.86 aircraft flew to and from Jersey from 1935, with Jersey Airways. The airline had been formed by Walter Thurgood along with two business partners on 9th December 1933. The first commercial civilian passenger flight took place on 18th December of the same year, taking off from the beach at St. Aubins; a de Havilland DH.84 Dragon on a service from Jersey to Portsmouth.

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Date of issue 20-01-2022
Withdrawal date 20-01-2024
Designer Toby Dixon
Size 36.66mm x 40mm
Process four colour process lithography
Denominations 54p

Additional Information

Throughout history, Jersey has seen many types of aircraft visit the Island for commercial purposes. Before 1937, air services to Jersey consisted of biplane aircraft landing on the beach at St. Aubin’s Bay and with some seaplanes landing in the bay itself.

In 1937 Jersey airport opened in the parish of St. Peter with four grass runways. During the Second World War, concrete taxiways were added by the German occupying forces and since then has several times been lengthened.

This six stamp issue depicts some significant aircraft to visit Jersey from De Havilland DH.86 Express, Fokker Friendship F27-200, Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer I, BAC One-Eleven, Britten-Norman BN 2A Mk III Trislander and Vickers Viscount 806. The miniature sheet features an illustration of the distinctive Aurigny Britten-Norman Trislander on the tarmac at Jersey Airport.

Additional Information

Throughout history, Jersey has seen many types of aircraft visit the Island for commercial purposes. Before 1937, air services to Jersey consisted of biplane aircraft landing on the beach at St. Aubin’s Bay and with some seaplanes landing in the bay itself.

In 1937 Jersey airport opened in the parish of St. Peter with four grass runways. During the Second World War, concrete taxiways were added by the German occupying forces and since then has several times been lengthened.

This six stamp issue depicts some significant aircraft to visit Jersey from De Havilland DH.86 Express, Fokker Friendship F27-200, Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer I, BAC One-Eleven, Britten-Norman BN 2A Mk III Trislander and Vickers Viscount 806. The miniature sheet features an illustration of the distinctive Aurigny Britten-Norman Trislander on the tarmac at Jersey Airport.


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