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George Eliot 200th Birth Anniversary - Stamps First Day Cover

George Eliot 200th Birth Anniversary - Stamps First Day Cover

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Six stamps feature Jersey scenes that have been reinterpreted and painted using descriptions taken from the writer’s journals and letters. A quote from Eliot has been incorporated into each of the designs. This Presentation Pack is an exclusively produced full colour folder; the stamps from our Geoge Eliot 200th Birth Anniversary stamp issue are carefully mounted within a custom board to ensure they stay in pristine mint condition.

Date of issue 01/11/2019
Withdrawal date 01/11/2021
Designer Peter Fancourt
Size 30mm x 40mm
Process Four colour offset lithography plus metallic gold litho ink

Additional Information

2019 marks the 200th birth anniversary of George Eliot, one of the most important writers of the 19th century. Eliot produced several works during her lifetime but perhaps the most famous is Middlemarch, considered to be one of the greatest novels to be written in the English language.

Eliot, whose real name was Mary Ann Evans, visited Jersey in the summer of 1857 and stayed for three months with her partner George Lewes. The couple arrived by boat on Friday 15th May and found lodgings with the Amy family at Rosa Cottage in Gorey, on the east coast of the Island. It seems Eliot developed a great fondness for the Island during her stay and wrote of Jersey as “a sweet spot in our memories - while memories last.” 

This stamp issue shows Jersey as it might have been seen through the eyes of George Eliot in the summer of 1857.

Additional Information

2019 marks the 200th birth anniversary of George Eliot, one of the most important writers of the 19th century. Eliot produced several works during her lifetime but perhaps the most famous is Middlemarch, considered to be one of the greatest novels to be written in the English language.

Eliot, whose real name was Mary Ann Evans, visited Jersey in the summer of 1857 and stayed for three months with her partner George Lewes. The couple arrived by boat on Friday 15th May and found lodgings with the Amy family at Rosa Cottage in Gorey, on the east coast of the Island. It seems Eliot developed a great fondness for the Island during her stay and wrote of Jersey as “a sweet spot in our memories - while memories last.” 

This stamp issue shows Jersey as it might have been seen through the eyes of George Eliot in the summer of 1857.