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Europa 2020 - Ancient Postal Routes: Mail Ships - 84p Sheet of Ten

Europa 2020 - Ancient Postal Routes: Mail Ships - 84p Sheet of Ten

£8.40

The Cygnus was an iron paddle steamer, built by Henderson and Sons of Renfrew. The ship was 182 feet in length and had a breadth of 20 feet. The stamp sheets give the discerning collector access to all the printer's marks and any additional information on the selvedges.

Date of issue 07/04/2020
Withdrawal date 07/04/2022
Designer Martin Mörck
Sheet 10
Size 33mm x 45mm
Process Offset lithography with litho metallic silver ink.
Denominations 84p

Additional Information

Europa stamps, bearing the official logo, are issued every year by the members of PostEurop, the trade association which represents the interests of European public postal operators. Aiming to build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals, EUROPA stamps are eagerly sought after by collectors around the world. Each year a theme is set for members to interpret and illustrate on a set of stamps; in 2020 the theme Ancient Postal Routes has been selected for our interpretation. 

The first mail ships set sail to and from Jersey in 1794 and since then, the Island has been serviced by dozens of mail ships and passenger boats. A variety of vessels that span Jersey’s mail ship history are depicted on this stamp issue.

Additional Information

Europa stamps, bearing the official logo, are issued every year by the members of PostEurop, the trade association which represents the interests of European public postal operators. Aiming to build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals, EUROPA stamps are eagerly sought after by collectors around the world. Each year a theme is set for members to interpret and illustrate on a set of stamps; in 2020 the theme Ancient Postal Routes has been selected for our interpretation. 

The first mail ships set sail to and from Jersey in 1794 and since then, the Island has been serviced by dozens of mail ships and passenger boats. A variety of vessels that span Jersey’s mail ship history are depicted on this stamp issue.