New Issue: Jersey celebrates 1960s pop culture

A set of six stamps celebrating 1960s popular culture was issued by Jersey Stamps last month.

A picturesque island situated just off the coast of France, Jersey has long been a haven for tourists.

Known in the 1960s as the “Honeymoon Island,” Jersey and its tourism industry was described by local politician Cyril Le Marquand as “the firmest pillar in our economy today,” which contrasts with modern times, when finance is the dominant industry.

The 1960s was a prominent period of large scale socio-political change and counterculture during which people felt increasingly at ease to express themselves through music, fashion and leisure pursuits. This is no different in Jersey, where the sport of surfing boomed and brought with it a new and exciting culture which has endured to this day.

The stamps—issued Jan. 26—were designed by Hat-Trick in sheets of 10 stamps, each of which measures 36 mm by 36 mm. Printed using four-colour offset lithography, the stamps are available in denominations of 49 pence; 63 pence; 73 pence; 79 pence; 90 pence; and £1.07.

The set includes stamps depicting the slogan “Flower Power” in psychedelic writing (49 pence); a guitar player (69 pence); two women wearing mini skirts (73 pence); the first manned moon landing (79 pence); cheese and pineapple on a stick (90 pence); and a child playing with a doll house (£1.07).

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