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Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - £1.18 Sheet of Ten

Myths & Legends II: Tales from the Sea - £1.18 Sheet of Ten

£11.80

The stamp sheets give the discerning collector access to all the printer's marks and any additional information on the selvedges.The £1.18 stamp represents the legend of The Martyrdom of St Helier. Helier is a historical figure and the patron saint of Jersey. Helier lived the solitary life of a hermit on an offshore islet from which he could see Viking invaders. When Helier spotted invaders he would warn islanders to hide in a place of safety. One day a group of raiders caught Helier and beheaded him. Helier picked up his own head and walked ashore. Helier's body was eventually found and put in a boat to Bréville-sur-mer in France, where a healing spring arose.

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 £1.18

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