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Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 70p Sheet of Ten

Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 70p Sheet of Ten

£7.00

The 70p stamp illustrates the tale of the Legend of the Plank. Due to the numerous islands in the English Channel, some believed there was a time when all that separated Jersey and mainland France was a three foot stream. The Bishop of Countaces was from mainland France but he also held Jersey in his diocese. According to legend, all he needed to cross from France to Jersey was a three foot plank. However, in 709AD, a violent storm flooded the area between Jersey and France. The storm continued for three months, submerging large swathes of woodland. The Bishop could no longer use a plank to make the crossing.

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 70p

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