03 November 2020
Myths & Legends II — Tales from the Sea
Date of issue: 3 November 2020
Withdrawal date: 3 November 2022
Designer: Nick Parlett
Size: 30mm x 40mm
Process: Four colour offset lithography
Denominations: 54p, 70p, 84p, 88p, £1.05, £1.18
The second part of the Myths & Legends stamp series explores Tales from the Sea. As an Island, Jersey’s culture, identity and history have all been moulded by the ocean. As such, a lot of Jersey’s myths and legends take place on the Island’s coastline. Six of these tales are illustrated on this set of stamps, including The Bull Among the Rocks, Legend of the Plank, Jeffrey’s Leap, Spanish Ship on the Rocks, Lavoir des Dames and The Martyrdom of St Helier.
Maritime Myths and Legends to feature on Jersey stamps
Six sea-themed myths and legends will feature on a set of stamps to be issued by Jersey Post on 3 November 2020. The second in Jersey Post’s Myths and Legends series, the stamps have once again been illustrated by local artist, Nick Parlett and depict: The Bull Among the Rocks, Legend of the Plank, Jeffrey’s Leap, Spanish Ship on the Rocks, Lavoir des Dames and The Martyrdom of St Helier.
“Jersey has a rich and fascinating history of folklore and superstition and, and as an Island, its culture, identity and history have all been shaped by the sea,” explains James Dann, Jersey Post’s Philatelic Brand Manager. “It is no surprise, therefore, that many of the Jersey’s myths and legends take place on the Island’s coastline.”
Nick Parlett is a Jersey painter and illustrator. Taking inspiration from the natural world, Nick works using a variety of materials and methods. He has been illustrating stamps for Jersey Post since 1995, depicting subjects ranging from birdlife and conservation to oyster fishing and sea shells.
Jersey Post’s Myths and Legends II – Tales from the Sea stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 3 November 2020. Philatelic stamp products such as souvenir sheetlets, first day covers and presentation packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at www.jerseystamps.com Alternatively, you can email the Jersey Philatelic Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on: +44(0) 1534 616717.