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05 June 2018

Frankenstein brought to life on Jersey stamps


Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ is the subject of a new set of stamps and an animated Miniature Sheet to be issued by Jersey Post on 18 June 2018.

Created by So-Design Consultancy based in Bristol, the stamp issue commemorates the 200th anniversary since Shelley first published her novel. The story is illustrated over eight stamps whilst the creature itself is brought to life on the Miniature Sheet which has been produced with a 3D lenticular effect.

Rachel MacKenzie, Philatelic Marketing Manager at Jersey Post explains: ”Frankenstein is such a hugely influential novel that to this day, it is still studied in schools and universities all over the world.  

Our aim was to stay as true to the book as possible, depicting the creature as Shelley describes him, being eight foot tall with yellow eyes as well as yellow skin tightly covering his muscles and arteries and with lustrous, flowing black hair, black lips and prominent white teeth.”

The 3D lenticular Miniature Sheet portrays the creature as he is brought to life. The innovative technology allows his eyes to open and close, with electricity flashing on and off around the laboratory.

“When we first spoke to So about this project,” continued Mrs MacKenzie, “we agreed that the illustrations should reflect both the Romantic and Gothic tones of the novel, and it was great to be able to combine a truly innovative technique to bring to life Frankenstein’s creation in such an impressive way.”

A video teaser for the stamp issue can be viewed at

Jersey Post’s Frankenstein stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 18 June 2018. Philatelic stamp products such as the 3D Lenticular Miniature Sheet, Souvenir Sheets, 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 or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 516320.
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