Links with China – Garden Flowers SI

Links with China – Garden Flowers

In a world of so many diverse cultures, the vast country of China and the little island of Jersey couldn’t be further apart. It is heart-warming to think that despite numerous differences, certain aspects of their everyday lives are the same, including some of the flowers that they grow in their gardens. Drawn by stamp artist Martin Mörck and painted by Wang Huming in Beijing, China, six stamps feature flowers enjoyed in the gardens of both Jersey and China, namely the magnolia, camellia, azalea, hydrangea, chrysanthemum and peony.

Two of the stamps, the chrysanthemum and the peony, have also been presented in a Souvenir Miniature Sheet alongside a poem in Chinese. The poem was written by Li Bai, one of the greatest poets in Chinese literary history.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 22.09.2015
Designer: Stamps drawn by Martin Mörck and painted by Wang Huming
Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France
Process: Offset Lithography
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: Stamp die size 30mm x 40mm. Souvenir Miniature Sheet size 95mm x 125mm.
Values: £0.47