Sunday, 1 June 2014

Stamps with Seeds - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamp with materials affixed - seed

Jersey 2014 Remembrance Poppy with real seeds

Issue date 06 May 2014

Jersey Post has issued a special stamp set incorporating real poppy seeds to help raise funds for the Poppy Appeal throughout the year. The stamp set consists of six stamps and a Miniature Sheet which feature specially commissioned paintings of poppies to commemorate the historic and significant occasion of the Centenary of the First World War on 4 August 2014.

Poppy seeds have been encapsulated in two of the designs the 46p and 56p stamp, sealed behind a thin, transparent, bio-degradable plastic cover. The stamps can be used for posting letters as usual but they can also be planted, gradually decomposing as the seeds start to grow, producing the striking red flowers which are so strongly associated with remembrance.

Special seed stamp packs containing the two seed stamps are priced at £1.50 and, for every packet sold, 75p will be donated to the Jersey Branch of the Royal British Legion. Full instructions on how to plant the seed stamps are included in the packet.

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1 comment:

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