True North creates Edward VII stamps for Jersey Post

True North has designed a set of King Edward VII stamps for Jersey Post.

The six stamps
The set of King Edward VII stamps

The stamps depict statues of the King, who was the son and heir to Queen Victoria. They are the first in Jersey Post’s Royal Legacy of Queen Victoria series.

True North was appointed to the work in October last year on the strength of its previous designs for Royal Mail.

Karen Hughes, True North design director, says, ‘We didn’t want to go down the route of using oil paintings, and statues are a permanent legacy.

‘We thought they would create really beautiful imagery about the connection between Great Britain and Jersey.’

The six stamps
The six stamps

London photographer Stuart Hendry photographed King Edward VII statues throughout the UK to use for the designs, with statues from London, Bristol, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Reading and Birmingham chosen for the final six designs.

Each of the six stamps is printed with gold metallic ink.

The six stamps
The set of King Edward VII stamps in close-up

Karen Hughes, True North design director, says, ‘We felt it really worked with the Royal theme, and it gave the feel of what the statues actually looked like. Collectors of Jersey stamps value the production, so [the metallic ink] adds that extra-special feel to it.’

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