Jersey's huge tidal range provides the perfect opportunity to produce some of the most stunning natural produce in Europe.
Whilst oyster fishing has existed in Jersey for centuries, the state of industry has fluctuated due to factors such as overfishing, pollution and protectionist policies.
Of course, the method of supplying oysters has also changed over the years. Most are farmed in the Royal Bay of Grouville benefitting from the daily natural filtering effect of Jersey's unique tide and crystal clear water. Where once a frenzy of oyster boats dredged the bottom of the sea, rows of oyster beds are now tended to by staff at low tide with the use of tractors and trailers and modern vessels are used to transport staff and deliver large volumes to France.
The colourful history of Jersey's oyster industry is celebrated as part of the island's great heritage and scenes from both the past and the present are depicted on our six stamps and Miniature Sheet.
Prestige booklets are very popular with our collectors, but anyone interested in this particular subject would equally enjoy receiving one as a gift.
Prestige booklets may contain definitive, commemorative or self-adhesive stamps. They contain extra information and illustrations, additional to the standard issue text that accompanies the First Day Cover.
The Prestige Booklets also contain four panes of stamps made up of mixed-value stamps. These booklets are only ever sold for the face value of the stamps contained within them, so the book and additional information is completely free.
Jersey Post issues one prestige booklet each year. This must-have for collectors contains panes of stamps from the issue and includes additional artworks and detailed information.