Jersey Post will issue a set of six stamps and a miniature sheet on 5 October 2021 to commemorate 150 years of brewing in Jersey. Artist, Chris Wormell, has designed these stunning illustrations in a modern contemporary style.
Brewing is an integral part of Jersey’s cultural heritage and can be traced back 150 years to 1871 when a Mr J S Palmer started the Ann Street brewing operation in St Helier.
These six stamp illustrations celebrate this traditional craft and depicting the raw ingredients and different stages in the brewing process, both a science and an art form and has always been a labour of love for the brewers of Jersey. Stepping back in time, the Miniature Sheet illustrates a typical delivery vehicle of the 1920s loaded with barrels in the brewery’s courtyard.
Chris Wormell, the artist, said about the illustrated stamps, 'This was a lovely project to work on. The main challenge was to capture just a few of the many stages of brewing beer in Jersey while maintaining a nice balance of contrast and variation in the stamps. The images were made using a hybrid linocut technique.'
Jersey Post’s 150 Years of Brewing in Jersey stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 5 October 2021. Philatelic stamp products such as Miniature Sheets, Souvenir Sheetlets, 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 Alternatively, you can email the Jersey Philatelic Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us: +44 (0)1534 616717.