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Jersey Stamp Issues, 1975-79 - An Issue is Born

Introduction

Three mini-displays for Jersey commemorative issues designed by Tony Theobald, showing how the original artwork led to the finished designs.

Royal Air Forces Association, Jersey 1975

Anthony (Tony) D Theobald of Tilehurst, Reading, was an official Royal Air Force artist renowned for his paintings of aircraft and related subjects. The Jersey Post Office commissioned him to produce stamps to mark to 50th anniversary of the Royal Air Forces Association, Jersey back in 1975 and this display shows the work that he undertook to produce the final set of four commemorative postage stamps.

He started with pencil layouts and eventually moved on to the creation of final colour hand-painted artwork for the stamps. Sensibly, the JPO also commissioned Tony to design the First Day Cover envelope and the Presentation Pack to ensure a cohesive appearance to the whole product range.

The stamps were printed by Courvoisier of Switzerland and issued on 30 October 1975.

St John's Ambulance Association, Jersey, 1977

The Jersey Post Office commissioned Tony Theobald to design a set of stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the St John's Ambulance Association, Jersey. This display shows the pencil layouts and hand-painted artwork. The JPO also commissioned him to design the FDC envelope and Presentation Pack, ensuring a cohesive appearance. The stamps were printed by Courvoisier and issued on 24 June 1977.

The 25th International Air Rally, Jersey, 1979

Tony Theobald is renowned for his aircraft paintings, so the Jersey Post Office commissioned him to produce an issue commemorating the 25th International Air Rally. This display shows the work he undertook, starting with pencil layouts and moving on to hand-painted artwork. The JPO also commissioned him to design the FDC envelope and Presentation Pack, ensuring a cohesive appearance to the product range.

The stamps were printed by Courvoisier of Switzerland and issued on 24 April 1979.


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Frame 1

Royal Air Forces Association, Jersey 1975
  1. Title Page
  2. Trial Pencil Layouts: Deciding on Format
  3. Trial Pencil Layouts: Unadopted Aircraft
  4. Trial Pencil Layouts: Unadopted Aircraft
  5. Trial Pencil Layouts: Adopted Aircraft
  6. Final Artwork and Issued 4p Stamp: Adopted Aircraft
  7. Final Artwork and Issued 5p Stamp: Adopted Aircraft
  8. Trial Pencil Layouts: Adopted Aircraft
  9. Trial Pencil Layouts: Adopted Aircraft
  10. Final Artwork and Issued 10p Stamp: Adopted Aircraft
  11. Final Artwork and Issued 25p Stamp: Adopted Aircraft
  12. Trial Pencil Layouts: Adopted Aircraft
  13. First Day Cover: Alternative Design and Issued Version
  14. Presentation Pack: Alternative Designs
  15. Presentation Pack: Visual of Final Design
  16. Presentation Pack: Issued Design
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Frame 2

St John's Ambulance Association, Jersey, 1977
  1. Title Page
  2. Trial Layouts: Unadopted Design
  3. Trial Layouts: Unadopted Design
  4. Trial Layouts: Unadopted Design
  5. Trial Layouts: Adopted 5p Design
  6. Trial Layouts: Adopted 11p Design
  7. Trial Layouts: Adopted 11p Design
  8. Trial Layouts: Adopted 11p Design
  9. Final Artwork and Issued Stamp: Adopted 5p Design
  10. Final Artwork and Issued Stamp: Adopted 7p Design
  11. Final Artwork and Issued Stamp: Adopted 11p Design
  12. Final Artwork and Issued Stamp: Adopted 13p Design
  13. Trial Layouts: Alternative 13p Design
  14. Trial Layouts: Adopted 13p Design
  15. First Day Cover: Alternative Proof and Issued Version
  16. Presentation Pack: Issued Design
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Frame 3

The 25th International Air Rally, Jersey, 1979
  1. Title Page
  2. Pencil Layouts and Artwork: The 6p Value
  3. Pencil Layouts and Artwork: The 8p Value
  4. Pencil Layouts and Artwork: The 10½p Value
  5. Pencil Layouts and Artwork: The 11p Value
  6. Pencil Layouts and Artwork: The 13p Value
  7. Issued Stamp and Cylinder Blocks: The 6p Value
  8. Issued Stamp and Cylinder Blocks: The 8p Value
  9. Issued Stamp and Cylinder Blocks: The 10½p Value
  10. Issued Stamp and Cylinder Blocks: The 11p Value
  11. Issued Stamp and Cylinder Blocks: The 13p Value
  12. First Day Cover: Issued Design
  13. Presentation Pack: Issued Design
  14. Maximum Cards: The 6p Value
  15. Maximum Cards: The 8p and 10½p Values
  16. Maximum Cards: The 11p and 13p Values