07 April 2020
EUROPA — Ancient Postal Routes (Mail Ships)
Date of issue: 7 April 2020
Withdrawal date: 7 April 2022
Designer: Martin Mörck
Process: Four colour offset lithography
Denominations: 54p, 70p, 84p, 88p, £1.05, £1.18
In 2020 the theme set by PostEurop for our interpretation is ‘Ancient Postal Routes’ and we have chosen to feature mail ships that served the Island of Jersey. Six stamps show a variety of vessels that span the history of Jersey’s mail ships. The stamps have been illustrated by acclaimed stamp artist Martin Mörck.
Size: 95mm x 150mm
Process: Offset lithography with metallic ink
Price ex tax: £1.24
The first mail ships set sail to-and-from Jersey in 1794, since then the island has been serviced by dozens of mail ships and passenger boats. The two Europa stamps (84p Cygnus and £1.05 Isle of Jersey) have been presented together in a Souvenir Miniature Sheet.
Europa stamps, bearing the official logo, are issued every year by the members of PostEurop, the trade association which represents the interests of European public postal operators. Aiming to build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals, EUROPA stamps are eagerly sought after by collectors around the world. Each year a theme is set for members to interpret and illustrate on a set of stamps; in 2020 the theme Ancient Postal Routes has been selected for our interpretation.
Sheets of 10 Stamps: