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13 October 2016

Wonderful winter scenes captured on Jersey stamps

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Dramatic photographs showing the island of Jersey during the winter months are to appear on Jersey Post’s latest set of stamps, issued on 4 November 2016. The third in a four part series showcasing the Island through the seasons, each of the eight stamps depicts a wonderful winter scene.

The images have been captured by local photographer Andy Le Gresley who also took the photographs for Jersey Post’s Jersey Seasons: Summer and Jersey Seasons: Autumn stamp issues.

“Jersey is often associated with sunshine and beach holidays,” comments Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post, “but islanders and visitors continue to enjoy the Island’s great outdoors during the winter months, which are the mildest in the British Isles. It rarely snows on the Island but, when it does, it’s a real treat and the beautiful countryside, coastal paths and villages are transformed into a winter wonderland. Andy Le Gresley’s photographs perfectly capture the contrasts of the season, showing still wintery landscapes under a blanket of frost and snow, and the drama of the coastline hit by high winds and high tides.”

Featured across the eight stamps are: Corbière Lighthouse surrounded by stormy winter seas, a winter wonderland at St Catherine’s Woods, cold water at Noirmont Tower, snow at Mont Orgueil Castle, night skies at Les Écréhous, hail showers passing by La Moye Golf Course, a winter woodland at Noirmont and gales blowing into the headland at Corbière.

Jersey Post’s Winter stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 4 November 2016. Philatelic stamp products such as sets of stamps, 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 or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 516320. 

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