NatWest Island Games XVI
Since 1985, the Island Games have become an important fixture in the sporting calendars of island nations around the world. Originally intended as a one-off sporting celebration, over the years the Games have grown in both popularity and stature to become a prestigious, biennial multi-sports event.
Having last hosted the event in 1997, the island of Jersey is proud to be home to the Island Games once again. From 27 June to 3 July 2015, Jersey’s Island Games volunteers or ‘Games Makers’ will welcome around 3,000 competitors and 1,000 officials from 23 visiting islands. A sponsorship deal with NatWest means that this year’s event will be known as the NatWest Island Games.
Fourteen postcard stamps have been created to represent each of the sporting categories. A prestige booklet has also been produced to commemorate this significant event and contains five exclusive panes of stamps, additional photography and information about the Games.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 27.06.2015
Designer: Photographs by Andy Le Gresley
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands)
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: Stamp die size: 30mm deep x 36mm wide.