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Visiting Commercial Aircraft - £1.25 Sheet

Visiting Commercial Aircraft - £1.25 Sheet

£12.50

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 £1.25 stamp features the Britten-Norman Trislander, an 18-seat three-engine piston-powered civilian utility aircraft produced in the 1970s and early 1980s by British aviation manufacturer Britten-Norman. Aurigny operated the Trislander on routes including Jersey from 1971 until 2017.

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 £1.25

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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