Manchester’s True North has designed a set of six stamps to celebrate the liberation of Jersey at the end of World War Two.
Each stamp represents a scene from Liberation Day, which is celebrated on the island on 9th May, including the veterans’ parade, the processing of the Jersey Royal Mace and entertainers at Weighbridge Place.
The German army surrender on 8th May 1945 officially ended the war in Europe and a day later the Channels Islands were liberated from German control.
“The annual event to mark the Island’s liberation is so important in Jersey’s history and has been documented in stamps many times. We were keen to find a new way to depict the occasion.” said Adele Littler, Senior Designer at True North.
“We wanted to make a nod towards the poster designs of wartime, but with a modern, vibrant feel.” After lots of searching, illustrator Charlie Davis was chosen to work on the project.
“Seventy-five years after the momentous events of May 1945 we wanted this stamp issue to commemorate the still huge importance of the Island’s national day to the people of Jersey,” explains Chris Elligott, Philatelic Design and Production Manager at Jersey Post.
“True North’s stamps show how the liberation continues to be celebrated by the people of Jersey.”