The sunny island of Jersey, located near the coast of Normandy, saw a steady stream of tourists arriving to take advantage of the beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife and excellent cuisine during the 1970s. By that time, Jersey Airport had become the sixth busiest airport in Europe. As well as this, the financial sector on the Island boomed; in 1970 alone, bank deposits increased by 45% and continued to rise. Popular culture in Jersey, as in Britain, significantly changed during the decade.

The 1970s was a prominent period of large scale socio-political change and counterculture during which people felt increasingly at-ease to express themselves through music, fashion and leisure pursuits and this was no different in Jersey. Six stamps, a Souvenir Miniature Sheet and a Souvenir Sheetlet, explore aspects of 1970s popular culture, including language, music, fashion, events, food and leisure.

Jersey’s main shopping area, as it would have been in the 1970s, is playfully reimagined within the Miniature Sheet illustration, reflecting the vibrancy, fashion and colour synonymous with the decade. The shop fronts are a representation of the types of shops that would have existed on King Street and Queen Street at the time.

Issue Date: 18.01.2019, Designer: Concepts and designs by Hat-Trick Design (London) Ltd, Printer: Joh.Enschede Security Print, The Netherlands, Process: Offset Lithography, Colours: 4 Colours, Size: Stamp die size: 36mm x 36mm. Miniature Sheet size 94mm x 131mm, Values: 50p, 65p, 76p, 82p, 94p, £1.12

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