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Postage stamps to celebrate NatWest Island Games 2015

Jersey post issued 14 postage stamps to mark 16th NatWest Island Games 2015 which will take place from 27 June to 3 July 2015 in Jersey.

The postage stamps features 14 sports events viz, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cycling, Football, Golf, Sailing/Windsurfing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon and Volleyball.

Around 3000 competitors will be competing from 24 islands in 14 sports events.

Postage stamps to celebrate NatWest Island Games 2015

History of Island Games

The first Island Games were held in the Isle of Man in 1985 as part of the Manx people’s Year of Sport.

Approximately 700 competitors from 15 islands took part in seven different sports. By the efforts of Geoffrey Corlett, who became the first Games Director, athletes came from as far afield as Iceland and Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, St Helena, and from around the British Isles.

The event of 1985 was such a great success that it was decided to continue it every two year and, in 1987, Guernsey hosted the second Island Games.

The Island Games have subsequently been held in the Faroe Islands, Aland, Isle of Wight, Gibraltar, Jersey, Gotland, Isle of Man, Guernsey, the Shetland Islands, Rhodes, Aland, Isle of Wight and Bermuda.

Special Postage stamps to celebrate NatWest Island Games 2015

The fourteen sport-themed stamps carry an international postcard tariff which can be used to send local as well as international post.

They can also be used to send postcards from Jersey anywhere in the world, perfect for visiting athletes who would like to post a piece of the action back home.

A special prestige booklet has been produced to commemorate this significant event, featuring five exclusive panes of stamps, additional photography and information about the Games. Jersey Post has also produced a matching set of NatWest Island Games postcards.

Postage stamps to celebrate NatWest Island Games 2015

Title: Postage stamps to celebrate NatWest Island Games 2015
Date of Issue: 27 June 2015
Country: Jersey
Denominations: postcard rate

Source: Jersey Stamps

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