Hamptonne Country Life Museum, a 15th century farm complex and visitor attraction, is the subject of a set of six stamps to be issued by Jersey Post on 11 June 2019.
The farm, which comprises three houses as well as outbuildings including a cider barn and stables, was acquired by The National Trust for Jersey in 1987. The property was then renovated by the Société Jersiaise, with the roof of Hamptonne House being completely re-thatched and the hearth being restored to its original 15th century design. Today the farm is operated by Jersey Heritage and offers visitors a fascinating insight into 15th century farm life in Jersey.
“In 1649, King Charles II granted Letters Patent to the owner of the property, Laurens Hamptonne, which granted the property the status of a manor and meant that it could never be divided,” explains James Dann, Philatelic Artwork and Production Executive at Jersey Post. “It is because of this that the farm has been preserved over the years and remains a much loved part of Jersey’s heritage.”
The six stamps in the set have been painted by landscape and cityscape artist, John Walsom and showcase different parts of this important historic property, namely: Hamptonne House, the cider press, Langlois House, Hamptonne House chamber, Langlois House parlour and Hamptonne House hearth. The SEPAC logo features on the 80p stamp which is Jersey Post’s entry for the 2019 SEPAC Most Beautiful Stamp Competition.
London based artist, John Walsom, trained as an architect but worked in several different creative jobs before becoming an illustrator. His drawing skills were passed on to him by his father, who was an engineer and is still a painter today. John draws and paints streetscapes, interiors and urban illustrations, as well as traditional landscapes. He works in watercolour, acrylics, and oils.
Jersey Post’s Jersey Architecture – Hamptonne stamps will be available to buy from all branches of Jersey Post from 11 June 2019. Philatelic stamp products such as 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 on: +44(0) 1534 616717.