Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - 88p Sheet of Ten
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|
|Size||30mm x 40mm|
|Process||Four colour offset lithography|