Friday, May 29, 2009

The Island of Jersey issues Seaweed Stamps July 7

On 7th July 2009, Jersey Post will release the latest set of postage stamps in its Marine Life series. The Island of Jersey has a very varied coastline. It has steep rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, pebbly beaches, rocky beaches and numerous variances in between. For the seventh set of postage stamps in the Jersey Marine Life series, some of the various seaweeds that grow onJersey’s shoreline are depicted.The low value 37 pence stamp shows Egg Wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum) while the 42p stamp pictures Gutweed (Enteromorpha sp). The middle two stamps in this 6 stamp set are a 45p stamp illustrating Red Rags (Dilsea carnosa) and the 55p stamp is of Sea Lettuce (Ulva lactuca). The last two stamps in the set picture yellow Laminaria (Laminaria hyperborean) on the 61p stamp and finally Velvet Horn (Codium tomentosum) of the 80p stamp.

The stamps printed by Cartor Security Printing of France in four color offset lithography in sheets of ten (2 across x 5 down). The individual stamps measure 40mm x 30mm. In addition to mint and CTO stamps, official First Day Cover envelopes and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey Philatelic Bureau, Postal Headquarters, JERSEY JE1 lAB, United Kingdom, at their shop located at the Broad Street Post Office, stamp dealers, and at their website which is // or by E-mailing them

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