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World first for Jersey Post

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On 6 February, Jersey Post will launch a world first - the first ever stamp to incorporate a genuine diamond which will celebrate 60 years of The Queen's Accession.

Each hand-cut diamond is struck to the aptly named Diamond Diadem worn by The Queen on one of two stamps contained within the Limited Edition Souvenir Miniature Sheet. The other stamp features her late father, King George VI. On 6 February 2012, Jersey Post will issue just 600 Limited Editions which will cost £125.00 each.

Sally Diamond Ferbrache, Head of Jersey Post Philatelic: "We've always had a close relationship with Cartor Security Printing of France; the Managing Director, Ian Brigham, had shared with me early in 2011 that they had developed a unique technique of being able to affix a real diamond to a stamp. Of course, given the Diamond Jubilee, it was an opportunity we could not miss. And to be the first British postal administration to do so was the icing on the cake."

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