Jersey : 40th Anniversary of ICAO and Jersey aviation history (2nd series)


Issue date: 24/07/1984



Bristol Type 170 Freighter Mk 32 of British United Airlines registered G‑ANWM “City of Aberdeen” in United Kingdom; ICAO emblem; loading a red car into the airplane.


Airspeed A.S. 57 Ambassador 2 of Dan Air Services Limited registered G‑ALZO in United Kingdom, landing at Jersey Airport; ICAO emblem.


de Havilland D.H.114 Heron 1B of Jersey Airlines registered G‑AMYU in United Kingdom, christened Duchess of Jersey, making an evening approach to the Jersey Airport from the west, across the wide expanse of St. Queen’s Bay; ICAO emblem.


de Havilland D.H.89A Dragon Rapide of Channel Islands Airways, registered G‑AGPH in United Kingdom.

It displays the rarely recorded immediate post-war civilian registration livery (underlined by horizontal red, white and blue bars) and retained the distinctive red, white and blue fin flashes, RAF style.


Presentation folder of this issue. The presentation folder features all four aircraft and the rear cover has a map of the English Channel showing the position of Jersey.






Full sheets with marginal inscriptions providing historical notes about the aircraft:






Used (off FDC).




Official First Day Cover issued by Jersey Post Office (JPO).


First Day Cover by Cotswold Covers - B.P.C.P.A. – Raised printing.

Cotswold Covers has been in existence since Christmas 1970 and is easily recognisable by the gold frame in the form of a capital C to the left of the envelope. The envelopes of excellent quality are engraved and die-stamped.

The Cotswolds is an area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills.


First  Day  Cover,  with  Mercury  embossed  design  (in  black  and  white),  showing  de  Havilland

D.H.89A Dragon Rapide, registered ACXI-G (which should have been G-ACXI). Cachetmaker

Mercury reused this design from the Isle of Man issue of 27 July 1984.

More information on this cover can be obtained by clicking on the following link: Jersey – Reverse Registration Number.


First Day Covers with silk illustrations; Benham design with gold border. The coat of arms of Jersey adorns the four corners of the cachet.





First Day Covers with silk illustrations; Colorano design with gold border.





Maximum cards (Printed by Channel Printers).

The registration mark G-ANWM of the aircraft on the card matches the one shown on the stamp.



The registration mark of the aircraft on the card is G-ANSZ, whereas the mark on the stamp is G-AMYU.


The registration mark of the aircraft on the card is G-AGSH, whereas the mark on the stamp is G-AGPH.


First Day Cover flown from Gatwick, London to Jersey on 24 July 1984 in British Caledonian Airways BAC One-Eleven registered G-AXLL. Autographed by Pilot Capt. W. Robinson and First Officer J. Godfrey. Only 50 covers were issued.


Background: This set depicts four aircraft types that contributed significantly to the development of Jersey aviation during the period of outstanding growth following World War II.

The official First Day Cover of this issue notes Aviation History II. On 16 May 1973, Jersey released the first set of four stamps to commemorate aviation history in Jersey.

Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, is a small island (44 square miles) that lies 12 miles west of the French Cotentin Peninsula and 100 miles south of England’s southern shores. It is an independent territory of the British crown. Jersey used British stamps until 1 October 1969, when its postal administration became independent.

The coat of arms of Jersey (see at left-side) is a red shield with three gold leopards (lions passant guardant). It derives from the seal granted to the island’s bailiff by Edward I in 1279. In 1907, Edward VII sanctioned the claimed usage by the island of the arms. Since 1981, the arms have been included in the flag of Jersey.

The philatelic notice provides most valuable information on this issue.