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Kaleidoscopes - 200 Years

Set
GBP £4.61
Miniature Sheet
GBP £4.61
First Day Cover
GBP £5.76
First Day Cover
GBP £5.76
Presentation Pack
GBP £5.76
Presentation Pack
GBP £5.76
Sheetlets
GBP £46.10
About Kaleidoscopes - 200 Years

The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Scottish scientist Sir David Brewster, and the patent was granted in 1817. Whereas the instruments themselves have become simplified and mass-produced in modern times, fascination remains constant some 200 years on. Six stamps feature intricate, symmetrically designed illustrations, in homage to the curious beauty of kaleidoscope patterns that have captivated people for 200 years. Each of the designs is based on a different theme, using Jersey’s abundance of flora and fauna as their subject.