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Visiting Commercial Aircraft - 74p Sheet

Visiting Commercial Aircraft - 74p Sheet

£7.40

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 74p stamp features the Fokker F27 Friendship, a turboprop airliner developed and manufactured by Dutch manufacturer Fokker. The F27 was also one of the most successful European airliners of its era. As one of the most important carriers to the Channel Islands during the 1980s and 90s, Air UK operated up to 16 Fokker Friendship aircraft, many servicing the Jersey route.

Date of issue 11-01-2022
Withdrawal date 11-01-2024
Designer Toby Dixon
Size 36.66mm x 40mm
Process four colour process lithography
Denominations 74p

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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