Stamp launch: Harry Vardon 150th Birth Anniversary


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08 July 2020
The 150th birth anniversary of Jersey golfer, Harry Vardon, will be celebrated with six stamps, a Miniature Sheet and a souvenir coin to be issued by Jersey Post on 9 July 2020. Find out more and celebrate the stamp launch…

Born in Jersey on 9 May 1870, Vardon’s career extended to almost forty years, throughout which he won a record of 62 major golf tournaments. He popularised the overlapping grip, a technique that became known as the Vardon Grip and is used by many golfers to this day. 

The stamps and Miniature Sheet feature photographs of Harry Vardon throughout his career. 

In addition to the stamps and Miniature Sheet, Jersey Post will be issuing 150 strictly limited edition souvenir coins.

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Stamp technical details

Issue date: 9th July 2020
Printed by Cartor Security Printing, France in four colour offset lithography with special litho silver metallic ink in sheets of ten.
Stamp die size 36mm x 36mm
Miniature Sheet 82mm x 92mm with stamp within 36mm x 72mm
Stamp products © Jersey Post Ltd 2020

Watch Harry Vardon in action in this archive footage from United States Golf Association (USGA)…