New Issue: A celebration of winter in Jersey

On Nov. 4, Jersey Post released eight stamps commemorating the island’s winter season.

The stamps are the third instalment of Jersey Post’s seasons series, and the designs include photographs of:

  • Corbière Lighthouse surrounded by stormy winter seas;
  • stepping stones at St Catherine’s Wood;
  • cold water at Noirmont Tower;
  • a cold January morning at Gorey Harbour;
  • night skies at Les Écréhous;
  • hail showers passing by La Moye Golf Course;
  • winter woodland at Noirmont; and
  • the Second World War Radio Tower, La Corbière.

Designed by Andy Le Gresley, the stamps were printed using offset lithography and measure 30.45 mm x 42 mm.

Often associated with sunshine and sandy beaches, Jersey experiences the mildest winter of any country in the British Isles. Day-time temperatures often remain around 10 degrees Celsius, and when snow settles—which it does only occasionally—the island’s coastal paths and small villages are transformed into what can only be described as a winter wonderland.

FATHER CHRISTMAS

Jersey Post will also issue these eight 'Father Christmas' stamps on Nov. 21.

Jersey Post will also issue these eight ‘Father Christmas’ stamps on Nov. 21.

On Nov. 21, Jersey Post is slated to release another eight stamps, these featuring Father Christmas in well-known locations around Jersey, including Jersey Post Headquarters.

Although Jersey follows many of the same Christmas traditions as the U.K., there is one tradition unique to Jersey. Each year, in early December, Father Christmas arrives at Jersey Airport, waving to crowds of excited families and handing out sweets before climbing onto his sleigh.

Designed by Andrew Farley, these stamps were also printed using offset lithography and measure 30 mm x 40 mm.

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