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Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 88p Sheet of Ten

Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 88p Sheet of Ten

£8.80

The 88p stamp illustrates the tale of the Spanish Ship on the Rocks. On the west coast of Jersey, during the 15th century, 'salvagers' purposefully wrecked Spanish ships for the loot by using fires, meant to guide the ships to safety, to guide them into dangerous rocky seas. An old man on board one of the ships begged the salvagers to save his daughter, but they did nothing to help. The old man cursed the wreckers, saying that they would all be drowned within the year. A year on, celebrating the fact they had beat the curse with a huge feast, the ship wreckers were dragged into the sea by an almighty storm.

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 88p

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