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12 September 2016

Local myths and legends to feature on Jersey stamps

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Six of Jersey’s best-known myths and legends will feature on a set of stamps to be issued by Jersey Post on 6 October 2016.  

According to James Dann, Philatelic Researcher at Jersey Post: “Jersey has always had a particular affinity with folklore which is understandable when you consider the Island’s varied history and the influences of cultures, religions and the daily lives of settlers and invaders from different lands.”

Illustrated by local artist, Nick Parlett, the six stamps depict: The Fairies of St Brelade’s Church, William and the Sea Sprite, The Witches of Rocqueberg, The Dragon of St Lawrence, The Black Dog of Bouley Bay and The Ghostly Bride of Waterworks Valley.

“The stories are fascinating,” continues James, “and it has been really interesting to discover how inter-twined our myths and legends are with local history, architecture and the natural landscape of the Island.”

Nick Parlett has been illustrating stamps for Jersey Post since 1995, depicting a variety of subjects ranging from birdlife and conservation to oyster fishing and sea shells.

The Myths and Legends stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 6 October 2016. Philatelic stamp products such as sets of stamps, Souvenir Sheetlets, First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey post office at Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at: www.jerseystamps.com or by phoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 516320.

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