STAMP LAUNCH: Jersey's 'Flockdown' stamps

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Discover more about the inspiring story of the Lockdown Birds seen on the latest Jersey stamps in this special conference stamp launch.

Every day during Jersey’s first Covid-19 lockdown, islander Berni Martin took out a box of paints gifted to her by a friend and spent a few minutes creating, sketching and painting a bird.

She did this every day for 100 consecutive days, numbering each one as she went. The result is a collection of wonderfully colourful birds, each with its own special character and each a symbol of hope and freedom.

Almost a year since the start of Jersey’s Covid-19 lockdown, eight self-adhesive stamps issued by Jersey Post feature a selection of Berni’s paintings.

 

Colourful birds to brighten each day

With no cars on the roads and no people to disturb them, wildlife like the birds outside Berni’s window, became braver, and the birdsong became clearer and louder. Every day during Jersey’s lockdown, Berni Martin took out a box of paints gifted to her by a friend and spent a few minutes creating, sketching, and painting a colourful bird.

She did this every day for 100 days, numbering each one as she went. The result is a collection of 100 wonderfully colourful birds, each with its own special character and each a symbol of hope and freedom, indicative of everyone’s ambition to remain optimistic throughout the pandemic.

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Issued in time for spring, and almost a year since the start of Jersey’s COVID-19 lockdown, eight self-adhesive stamps feature a selection of paintings from Berni’s full collection of one hundred beautiful birds.


Technical details:

  • Stamps, First Day Cover and Presentation Pack illustrated by Berni Martin.
  • Self-adhesive stamps printed in full colour process lithography by Cartor Securiy Printers, France.  
  • Die cut stamp size: 36mm x 30mm and 30mm x 36mm.
  • Stamp products © Jersey Post Ltd 2021.

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Find out more by visiting the Jersey Stamps website, or write to: 
Jersey Post, Postal Headquarters, Jersey, JE1 1AA, Tel: +44 (01534) 616717, Fax: +44 (01534) 616730, Email: [email protected]