Dramatic photographs showing Jersey during the winter months will feature on Jersey Post’s latest set of stamps, to be issued on Friday 4 November. The third in a four part series showcasing the Island through the seasons, each of the eight stamps depicts a wonderful wintery scene.
The images have been captured by local photographer Andy Le Gresley who also took the photographs for Jersey Post’s Jersey Seasons: Summer and Jersey Seasons: Autumn stamp issues. “Providing a winter collection of landscape scenery was an exciting challenge,” says Andy of this particular issue. “I was in search of the raw, cool tones that we see in the darker months. To achieve some of my favourite images, I camped out under the stars at Les Écréhous, photographed the west coast on a day with storm force 10 winds, and froze my toes in ankle deep ice slush in the bay at Gorey!”
Often associated with sunshine and beach holidays, Jersey’s great outdoors continues to be enjoyed by Islanders and visitors during the winter months, which are the mildest in the British Isles. Melanie Gouzinis, Head of Philatelic at Jersey Post comments: “It rarely snows on the Island but, when it does, it’s a real treat and the beautiful countryside, coastal paths and villages are transformed into a winter wonderland. Andy Le Gresley’s photographs perfectly capture the contrasts of the season, showing still wintery landscapes under a blanket of frost and snow, and the drama of the coastline hit by high winds and high tides.”
Featured across the eight stamps are: Corbière Lighthouse surrounded by stormy winter seas, a winter wonderland at St Catherine’s Woods, cold water at Noirmont Tower, snow at Mont Orgueil Castle, night skies at Les Écréhous, hail showers passing by La Moye Golf Course, a winter woodland at Noirmont and gales blowing into the headland at Corbière.
Jersey Post’s Winter stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 4 November 2016. Philatelic stamp products such as sets of stamps, First Day Covers and Presentation Packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour on issue day and can be ordered now at www.jerseystamps.com or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 516320.