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Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 84p Sheet of Ten

Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 84p Sheet of Ten

£8.40

The 84p stamp illustrates the tale of Jeffrey's Leap. A rock known as Le Saut Geffroy, or Jeffrey's Leap, can be found on the north east coast of Jersey. It is said to be an ancient site where criminals were thrown from a large rock, into the sea and to their deaths. Legend has it that a man named Jeffrey was found guilty of a crime and was sentenced to be thrown from the rock. Amazingly, and to surprise of the many onlookers who had gathered to watch, he survived the fall and swam back to shore. Jeffrey was convinced that he had been saved by God and, to prove this, he jumped again of his own accord. This time, Jeffrey was not so lucky and perished on the rocks below.

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 84p

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