Jersey Post celebrates thirty years of the Island Games

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08 June 2015
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imports_CCGB_stamp-99-_22493.jpg Jersey Post celebrates thirty years of the Island Games
Jersey Post has issued a set of fourteen stamps to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Island Games, as Jersey hosts the Games this summer. ...
Jersey Post has issued a set of fourteen stamps to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Island Games, as Jersey hosts the Games this summer.

The bi-ennial Island Games was established in 1985, originally intended as a one-off event. The Games are now held every other year and this year, Jersey is due to host the Games from 27 June to 3 July 2015, welcoming some 3,000 athletes and 1,000 officials to the island.

This year, sixteen sports will be played, each of which is depicted on the new stamps:

* Archery
* Athletics
* Badminton
* Basketball
* Cycling
* Football
* Golf
* Sailing and windsurfing
* Shooting
* Swimming
* Table tennis
* Tennis
* Triathlon
* Volleyball & beach volleyball

Each of the stamps features a photograph of the sport (or sports), with action shots of athletes taking part in the sport in Jersey, with both indoor and outdoor scenes included.

Issue details

Issue date: 27 June 2015
Designer: Andy le Gresley
Size: 30mm x 36mm
Process: Offset lithography
Denomination: Postcard

To purchase the stamps, visit the Jersey Post website.

(Image copyright Jersey Post)

For more on stamps issued by Britain's island nations, read Stamp & Coin Mart magazine, which has a monthly in-depth Around the Islands expert feature.


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