Real diamonds to be used on Jersey Post Diamond Jubilee stamps

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09 January 2012
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imports_CCGB_jersey-post-2-1-_94598.jpg Real diamonds to be used on Jersey Post Diamond Jubilee stamps
Jersey Post has announced that it will become the first British postal administration to incorporate real diamonds into its stamp issues, with the release of a special stamp for the queen's Diamond Jubilee. ...

Jersey Post is to incorporate real diamonds into its Diamond Jubilee stamp issue this year, thanks to a technique developed by Cartor Security Printing in France. The stamps, to be issued on 6 February 2012, will incorporate a hand-cut diamond, and will be released as a limited edition of 600, priced at £125 each.

Sally Diamond Ferbrache of Jersey Post, said: 'We've always had a close relationship with Cartor Security Printing of France; the Managing Director, Ian Brigham, had shared with me early in 2011 that they had developed a unique technique of being able to affix a real diamond to a stamp.

'Of course, given the Diamond Jubilee, it was an opportunity we could not miss. And to be the first British postal administration to do so was the icing on the cake.'

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