August 31st, 2014

New issue on the 350th anniversary of founding of New Jersey is glad to inform that New Jersey Post celebrates the 350th anniversary of its founding by issuing a new series of stamps. This beautiful set of six stamps and Souvenir Sheetlet capture the significant and historic link it has with the island of Jersey. The stamps are to be issued on the 15th of September.

The stamps show line drawings of landmarks in the state of New Jersey and on the island of Jersey, with a map of the North Atlantic Ocean in the background.

The island's landmarks are Elizabeth Castle (56-penny stamp), Corbiere Lighthouse (62p) and Seymour Tower (70p).

The New Jersey landmarks are the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island (46p); the Statue of Liberty (82p); and the George Washington Bridge, which spans the Hudson River, connecting Fort Lee, N.J., and Manhattan (91p).

The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island, which has long been the subject of a dispute between New York and New Jersey.

According to the new-issue announcement from Jersey Post, the statue is "co-owned by New York and New Jersey".

Also the inscription on the stamp reads, "Statue of Liberty — New York/New Jersey".

The U.S. National Park Service disagrees. The National Park Service's website for the Statue of Liberty National Monument states: "The Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island, federal property administered by the National Park Service, located within the territorial jurisdiction of the State of New York".

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