Frankenstein – 200 Years

Jersey – Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851), which she started writing when she was 18 years old and published anonymously on 1 January 1818. Since 500 first edition copies were printed by a smallRead More

150 Years of the JSPCA

Jersey – The Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) was founded in 1868 with a mission to change attitudes of the general public towards animals and in 1913 local resident, Miss Frances Elizabeth Wilson, founded the JerseyRead More

Europa 2018 – Jersey Bridges & Causeways

Jersey – As Jersey is an island with fast moving and high-rising tides which can sometimes be dangerous, bridges and causeways play an important role in providing access to local lighthouses, fortifications and even the local salt water bathing pool.Read More

Stampex Overprinted M/S – 1960s Popular Culture

Jersey is a picturesque island situated just off the coast of France and as such has long been a haven for tourists. Known in the 1960s as the ‘Honeymoon Island’, local politician Cyril Le Marquand described Jersey’s tourism industry asRead More

Popular Culture – The 1960s

Jersey is a picturesque island situated just off the coast of France and as such has long been a haven for tourists. Known in the 1960s as the ‘Honeymoon Island’, local politician Cyril Le Marquand described Jersey’s tourism industry asRead More

Lunar New Year – Year of the Dog 2018

Jersey – The third issue in our Lunar New Year stamp series celebrates the lunar Wuxu year (2018) which is the Year of the Dog. In Chinese culture, dogs represent dedication to hard work, loyalty and faithfulness. People love themRead More

Kaleidoscopes – 200 Years

Jersey – The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Scottish scientist Sir David Brewster, and the patent was granted in 1817. Whereas the instruments themselves have become simplified and mass-produced in modern times, fascination remains constant some 200 years on.Read More

Durrell & Darwin – 25 Years of the Darwin Initiative

Jersey – Durrell, Jersey’s famous Wildlife Conservation Trust and Zoo, was established by naturalist and author, Gerald Durrell OBE in 1959. During the course of its conservation programme, Durrell has partnered with the Darwin Initiative – a United Kingdom GovernmentRead More

100th Anniversary Lions Clubs International

Jersey – The Jersey branch of Lions Clubs International has distinguished itself as one of the most successful fundraisers in Britain with its annual event, the Swimarathon which raises a considerable sum for local charities. This important fundraising event isRead More

Ancient Artifacts

Jersey –  The island of Jersey, with its close proximity to France and mainland Britain, is perfectly situated to attract visitors from near and far. Throughout history, nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes, the first Neolithic settlers, Romans and Gauls, have all leftRead More