January 23rd, 2015

Crest of Jersey – its brightest national symbol


FindYourStampsValue.com got to know that ten new Definitive stamps depict the Crest of Jersey in a palette of colours chosen to reflect a contemporary representation for the Islanders will be issued on the 18th of February. The names of all twelve Island parishes are printed in micro text in the background waves on the stamps.

The ten stamps are accompanied by a £5 stamp issued as a hologram incorporating three different holographic effects. This new £5 Definitive stamp is the first stamp in the world to feature the effect of a hologram which has been embossed.

The coat of arms of Jersey is a red shield with three gold leopards passant guardant (les trois léopards in French). It derives from the seal granted to the island's bailiff by Edward I in 1279. In 1907, Edward VII sanctioned the claimed usage by the island of the arms.

It is very similar to the arms of Normandy, Guernsey and England. Since 1981, the arms have been included in the flag of Jersey.

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