Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 70p Sheet of Ten
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|
|Size||30mm x 40mm|
|Process||Four colour offset lithography|