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Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 54p Sheet of Ten

Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 54p Sheet of Ten

£5.40

The 54p stamp features the tale of The Bull Among the Rocks. Fishermen used to talk of a bull that roamed around the rocks on the southern coast of Jersey during low tide. People refused to go down to the beach, and some even refused to fish, as they could hear the bull roaring. One brave fisherman trudged out during low tide, following the bull's roar. He found a rock pool that had eroded and formed a pipe. As the tide went out, the water was sucked down the pipe, making a gurgling noise. The gurgling noise reverberated loudly off the rocks, making the eerie sound of which the Islanders were so afraid. The fisherman filled up the pipe and islanders can no longer hear the bull among the rocks.

Date of issue 03/11/2020
Withdrawal date 03/11/2022
Designer Nick Parlett
Sheet 10
Size 30mm x 40mm
Process Four colour offset lithography
Denominations 52p

Additional Information

As an island, Jersey’s culture, identity and history have all been moulded by the ocean. As such, it is no surprise that a lot of Jersey’s myths and legends take place on the Island’s coastline. Six of these tales are illustrated on this set of stamps, including: 

  • The Bull Among the Rocks
  • Legend of the Plank
  • Jeffrey’s Leap
  • Spanish Ship on the Rocks
  • Lavoir des Dames
  • The Martyrdom of St. Helier

Additional Information

As an island, Jersey’s culture, identity and history have all been moulded by the ocean. As such, it is no surprise that a lot of Jersey’s myths and legends take place on the Island’s coastline. Six of these tales are illustrated on this set of stamps, including: 

  • The Bull Among the Rocks
  • Legend of the Plank
  • Jeffrey’s Leap
  • Spanish Ship on the Rocks
  • Lavoir des Dames
  • The Martyrdom of St. Helier