Six stamps explore aspects of 1950s popular culture, namely language, music, fashion, events, food and leisure. The Miniature Sheet offers an artistic representation of one of Jersey’s main shopping streets in the 1950s.
Jersey’s colourful history and culture have been affected by the Roman invasion of Britain, the struggle between French and English crowns, and occupation by Nazi forces during World War II. Many of the Island’s inhabitants are Jersey born, and many have come from countries near and far, to work, start families and enjoy the outdoor life for which Jersey is so well known. As with residents of mainland Britain, Islanders have embraced the ever-changing influences of fashion, music, art and technology, and the 1950s particularly allowed popular culture to blossom following the oppression of the German occupation and hardships endured during the immediate post-war years.
Issue Date: 05.07.2016 Designer: Hat-Trick Design (London) Ltd. Illustrator: Jessica Hische, Miles Donovan, Christian David Moore, Rachael Saunders, Mark Thomas and Brad Woodard Printer: Joh.Enschedé Security Print, The Netherlands Process: Offset Lithography Colours: 4 Size: Stamp die size: 36mm x 36mm. Miniature Sheet size 94mm x 131mm; stamp within 72mm x 72mm Values: 48p, 60p, 66p, 76p, 88p, £1