Key: 110  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 2
Issued: 997 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 117 sq.km; Population - 89,300; Capital - St. Helier
A Crown dependency of GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.), the largest of the CHANNEL ISLANDS,
located in the English Channel, west of the French coast. Economy is based on
agriculture and cattle breeding, most well known for its world-famous breed of cows.
During World War II, German troops occupied the island from July 1940 until May
1945. First stamps were issued locally in 1941. Prior to that stamps of Great
Britain were in use. Between 1958-1969 Great Britain issued regional stamps sold
only in Jersey, bearing the monarch's portrait. Since October 1st, 1969
independent postal administration was established, issuing own stamps, mostly in
British design. Indirect UPU membership through Great Britain. Annual output
about 50.
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Inscriptions
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JERSEY

Index
JERSEY
      German Occupation 1941-1943
      Regional Issues 1958-1969
      Independent Postal Admin. 1969-
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
100 Pence = 1 Pound (1970)
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Related Countries

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)

CHANNEL ISLANDS
Channel Islands