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Tuesday, 02 June 2020 05:06

Jersey Issued Stamps on End of World War

9th May is the Island of Jersey’s national day and in the years since the end of the war a pattern of official ceremonies has developed, 9th May 2020 is marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey.Six stamps portray key moments of a contemporary celebration of Liberation Day, focusing on how the event is commemorated today.

Issue Date:09.05.2020 Designer:Designed by True North Illustrator:Charlie Davis Printer:Cartor Security Printing, France. Process:offset lithography with special litho blue metallic ink. Colours:4 Colours Size:Stamp die size 30mm x 40mm.

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The year 2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War Two. For nearly six years New Zealanders lived through immense hardship, suffering and change. Through this time they connected, worked together, rallied as citizens and solved problems both abroad on the battlefields and on home soil. During the war advancements in medicine, trade and manufacturing occurred worldwide – changes that we still benefit from today.

This issue consists of a 15-stamp sheet that highlights key events and elements of World War Two for New Zealand. With commentary by historian Steven Loveridge, a miniature sheet booklet delves into these stories.

The three first day covers for this issue feature additional imagery from the war:

Spitfires: Spitfire 1As of 610 Squadron based at Biggin Hill, July 1940. Bernard Brown from New Zealand flew with the 610 but there were others who transitioned in and out during the Battle of Britain.

Jumping Men: New Zealand soldiers participating in a beach landing exercise, during amphibious training in the Pacific (exact location unknown).

Land Girls: Private Arlen Olson (left) and Corporal Al Cartwright pose for a photograph with New Zealand ‘land girls’ Dorothy Penny and Lindsay Horwell (right), who they are helping harvest crops at Patumāhoe, near Pukekohe.

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:00

World War II stamps

There are many different World War II stamps. The value and price on World War II stamps tend not to be much different to their face value due to the quantity issued.

There are many different topics that can be considered World War II stamps, but there are broadly two categories – those issued during the war and those issued after to commemorate the war. The stamps issued after the war are either issued singly or as part of set to remember the war as part of a wider set such as planes, military or historical moments, or important people.

An example of the stamps of some note issued during World War II, probably for the wrong reason, are those issued with Hitler’s portrait on them. Hitler decided that stamps issued should have his image portrayed. He also received a “royalty” for the stamps being issued with his image.

World War II stamps issued by the Royal Mail on 13 May 2010 were titled Homeland Heroes (the video above shows them and talks to three people featured on the stamps). They have been issued to commemorate 70 years since Churchill gave his Blood, Toil , Sweat, and Tears speech to Parliament. The collection pays tribute to the people who stood up to Germany during those dark days of the Blitz, a defeat in France.

The Homeland Heroes stamps are First-Class Winston Churchill, First-Class Land Girls, 60p Home Guard, 60p Evacuees, 67p Air Raid Wardens, 67p Women in Factories, 97p Royal Broadcast, 97p Fire Service. Also issued was a Dunkirk miniature stamp which includes the following First-Class Evacuation of British soldiers from Dunkirk beach, 60p The Little Fleet, 88p British soldiers on board the Royal Navy Destroyer, 97p Two Boats from Dunkirk.

Determining the value of World War II stamps is best done using a stamp catalog. As noted above, most stamps are worth around their original face value because of the number of stamps that are issued, but check in a stamp catalog if you are unsure.

Source: coneysstamps.com

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