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Isle of Jethou 1961 Europa Set on First Day Cover (FDC) – Generic ‘Europa 1961’ Envelope

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This FDC features the 2d and 4d values from the GB 1961 Europa set (SG 626 and 627) on the front, and the Isle of Jethou 1961 Europa set on the reverse.

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This FDC features the 2d and 4d values from the Great Britain 1961 Europa set (SG 626 and 627) on the front, and the Isle of Jethou 1961 Europa set (3v) on the reverse, as pictured. The Jethou stamps are actually upside down relative to the front of the cover, but we have rotated the image here to make it easier to view.

The envelope, as shown, is a generic version, not a specific ‘Isle of Jethou – Europa 1961’ version that can also be found.

About Jethou

Part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Jethou is a small island, roughly half a mile long, that sits immediately south of Herm. It is owned by the Crown, but leased by a tenant.

Between 1960 and 1969, a period when the island was open to the public, Jethou issued its own local stamps. These were seemingly produced mainly to generate interest and publicity, though postally used examples, affixed to the back of mail from the island, do exist.

Islands within the Bailiwick were no longer allowed to produce their own local stamps once Guernsey gained postal independence in 1969, meaning that Jethou’s issues – like those from Herm – ceased.

Further background about Jethou stamps can be found on this website.

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