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NEWS Issue number 143

Winter 2014

In this issue... Winter Flora Miniature Sheet • Island of Culture 2014 • WWI Life in the Trenches WWI Trench Art Miniature Sheet • 50th Display Season of the Red Arrows Europa 2014 Stamp Sheet and First Day Cover • New IOM Treasury Coins and all the latest news…


Welcome to our Winter 2014 newsletter Dear Friends, It is with pleasure I welcome you to our new-style newsletter, I hope you like it and would welcome any comments or feedback you may have so we can continue to improve our service to you. We are currently processing the results of our customer survey which was sent out in January. Thanks to everyone who responded, your feedback is extremely important to us so we can provide you with a service which best meets your needs now and in the future. April will see the retirement of our highly valued member of staff Andy Sykes. Andy is our primary postmarker and his attention to detail is secondto-none. More importantly, he is our Mr Logic now that will be hard to replace. We all wish Andy good health and happiness for his well-deserved retirement.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank our Isle of Man Coins expert Mike Southall of Ramsey for all the interesting articles which he has produced for our newsletters over a number of years. The new issues contained within this newsletter see designs from very talented sources: EJC Design, Isle of Man Advertising & PR, Catherine James, CASCO and new to our portfolio of stamp designers local artist Juan Moore, who accepted the commission to produce eight new artworks for us to represent culture on the Isle of Man. We are indebted to all our designers and design houses, both past and present, for their professional and sensitive approach to stamp design. With all good wishes

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Welcome to our new website We are delighted to have a brand new Isle of Man Post Office website, which we hope you will find much easier to use. It has been designed to make your online experience as rewarding as possible, helping you find exactly what you are looking for simply and quickly, as well as discovering our full range of exciting collections, forthcoming issues and moneysaving special offers. You’ll be able to explore the stories behind our latest issues, and read all the latest news from Stamps and Coins. The fresh new look and feel reflects our progressive and dynamic business, and provides easier navigation

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for you to find the information you need. There are many new features serving all aspects of our business, including the ability to shop online for postal services, place orders for foreign currency, calculate postage. We have also ensured the new website is compatible with mobile and tablet devices, so you can look through all our latest issues and collections on the go.

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News Highlights Island of Culture 2014 and stamp collection launched On January 6 key representatives from Isle of Man Stamps and Coins attended the official launch of the Island of Culture 2014 and stamp collection at the Villa Marina.

Geoff Corkish MBE MLC, Chairman of Isle of Man Post Office, presents Hon Clare Christian BSc, President of Tynwald and Patron of Island of Culture 2014, with a framed, commemorative set of the stamps.

The collection produced and exhibited by Isle of Man Stamps and Coins showcases its Island of Culture stamp issue which has been designed by Manx artist Juan Moore to show eight aspects of Manx culture - dance, drama, music, literature, visual arts, design, film and craft. The stamps are the Isle of Man Post Office’s contribution to Island of Culture 2014. Michael Lees, Island of Culture Director, said: “The Island of Culture 2014 stamps are iconic. Juan Moore has caught the imagination in his designs. They depict all aspects of the arts in a way that will appeal to all generations. I am delighted that they have gone on sale throughout the world and will arouse an interest worldwide. His daily blog throughout 2014 will continue the interest in his work and Island of Culture.”

Isle of Man Post Office teams with Rebecca House to raise funds for its children’s hospice Isle of Man Post Office recently teamed up with Hospice Isle of Man to promote its ultimate Robin Gibb CBE collectable and help raise much-needed funds for its children’s hospice, Rebecca House. The ultimate collection special folder is a tribute to one of the world’s finest songwriters and performers and contains the Robin Gibb – 50 St Catherine’s Drive label stamp sheet and two unique items you won’t find anywhere else: a special format 50 St Catherine’s Drive envelope containing a DVD featuring never-before-seen Robin Gibb material, bringing together episodes of his career in relation to the Isle of Man, and a heart-warming tribute by renowned music writer David Leaf. For every special folder sold, £3 is donated to Rebecca House, the Island’s children’s hospice, which Robin and his wife Dwina officially opened in 2008.

Mary Doyle of Hospice Isle of Man with Alex Wilson, Marketing Executive of Isle of Man Stamps & Coins

Head of the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa visits Isle of Man Post Office His Eminence Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM visited Postal Headquarters on November 26 2013. He came to see how our specialist communication division Integrated Mailing Solutions (IMS) processes the donation payments for his charity, the Archdiocese of Durban. His Eminence was impressed with IMS’s operation and enjoyed chatting to the staff who undertake this work. During his visit, Chairman of Isle of Man Post Office Geoff Corkish MBE MLC presented His Eminence with a framed set of stamps which we issued to mark Pope Benedict’s XVI visit to the UK in August 2010.

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NEW COLLECTION Issue Date: 06.01.14

The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a miniature sheet which features original artwork by Islandbased artist Catherine James. The Manx winters can be bleak, wet and cold and, on many occasions, “Manannan’s mantle of mist” makes it difficult to see further than the bottom of the garden. Yet, to awaken on a winter’s morning to windows limned with frost patterns (before central heating) is to enter another dimension, a magical transformation, a silvering of hoar frost-edged leaves. Rusty bracken, teasels and sea holly become gems to rival a jeweller’s window, all against a backdrop of winter lace trees, while the glowing colours of rose hips in the hedges entice hungry birds. Bright red holly berries with shining spiked leaves and ivy bowers bearing beautifully aligned fruits - in colours that range from green/ orange to purple/black throughout the winter months - provide food for blackbirds and other members of the thrush family. These bowers also give essential shelter to many creatures on the cold and frosty nights. Then, the extra privilege of discovering, in a hedge of brambles, an old birds’ nest filled with a colourful array of berries, nuts and seeds, to form the jewelled larder of a field mouse. 4

All of these images came to mind when I was asked to design Winter Flora stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office. This also gave me the need to look in greater detail at the hellebores, now far removed from the original green hellebore, the wild relative of the Christmas rose, yet still retaining - for me - a primeval aspect, despite the amazing colours and patterns. What a designer is nature! Yes, a Manx winter can be cold and dark. It can also be incredibly beautiful. I hope the Winter Flora stamps give some indication of this other aspect of winter on our Island. Watch our interview with Catherine James now! /IOMstampsandcoins


Winter Flora has a luxurious aspect that you don’t get in the other seasons because you get these deep purples, deep greens and rusts and compared with the greyness of winter it makes them look more luxurious. The team at Isle of Man Stamps & Coins have captured that aspect superbly.

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Illustrations for Betsy Lee for Dollin Kelly. Over the years, Catherine’s work has included: In 1988 Catherine illustrated Diary of An Island Glen for the Earl of Northesk, culminating in an exhibition Wild Flowers of the Isle of Man at the Museum of Garden History, St Mary at Lambeth, London.

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After leaving school she attended the Douglas School of Art in Kensington Road where the teaching staff included Norman Sayle and Eric Houlgrave.

Born in the Isle of Man, the seventh child in a family of eight children, Catherine found it difficult to be heard amongst the constant chatter so tended to say very little, but read as many books as she could find. She made drawings on any available paper and spent as much time as possible in the woods and fields of Santon.

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NEW COLLECTION Issue Date: 06.01.14

The Isle of Man Post Office is proud to mark this year-long festival of the arts on the Isle of Man with this celebrational stamp issue.

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Mark Kermode writes… What is culture? It’s the music you listen to on the radio first thing in the morning as you make breakfast, or get the kids ready for school. It’s the clothes you put on, or the jewellery you wear, or the poster for that play you really want to see, and which catches your eye in the street as you run for the bus. It’s the book you read at lunchtime, or the poem that floated around in your head all day, making you wonder where and when you heard it first. It’s the film you read about in the paper and then went to see in the cinema, only to discover that the stupid film critic didn’t know what they were talking about after all. It’s the heated discussion you had in the pub afterwards, raising your voice ever so slightly as the musicians over in the corner started playing a tune everyone in the room seemed to know. It’s the letter you wrote, the song you sang, the film you made, the reel you danced, the picture you painted, the museum you visited, the sandcastle you patted, the dinner you cooked, the photograph you took, the design you doodled - or the long quiet walk you took along the beach or out across the hills, trying to clear your mind and to get away from all that culture! Mark Kermode Film Critic, Author and Patron of Island of Culture 2014

Clare Christian writes… This is the year in which we focus on and celebrate the richness of our Island’s culture. What is our culture? Culture means different things to different people. For some it’s the traditional, the legacy passed down from Celtic and Viking forebears. It’s the language we almost lost which now springs up again; it’s Manannan’s mist and Hop tu Naa or 1000 years of parliamentary history living on in Tynwald. It’s our music, dance, art and design influenced by earlier generations and built upon by today’s vibrant choirs, bands, groups and individuals. For others it’s found in more contemporary works, influenced by modern technology which has opened up new avenues for creativity: film, video, animation, pop music, art installations, modern dance, community art works and live streaming of events from beyond our shores. It’s exploring the creativity which is latent in all of us. It may be reflected in the enjoyment derived by members of our choral societies, orchestras and brass bands, our historical, literary, art and theatrical groups who add so much to the social fabric of our Island. Our culture is embodied in the community spirit of the numerous volunteers who encourage and support both young and old in participation in the arts for their own enjoyment and for the entertainment of others. Our culture is for everyone and everyone is a part of it. It’s who we are. Hon Clare Christian BSc MLC President of Tynwald and Patron of Island of Culture 2014 6


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NEW COLLECTION Issue Date: 19.02.14

The Isle of Man Post Office is proud to present this stamp issue to commemorate the landmark anniversary of the ‘war to end all wars’ 100 years ago. The control of warfare is a precarious business. The military make many mistakes. There is a whole world of truth in Shakespeare’s... “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.” Once the ‘dogs’ are out it’s the turn of Burns, the Scottish bard... “The best laid schemes o’ mice and men...” Like so many military engagements WWI turned out differently to the plan. It was not meant to be a war fought from dug-out, mud-squelching, rat-infested trenches. The vision set out by the German strategist Alfred Count von Schlieffen and his successor Helmuth von Moltke was for a dashing attack across the northern plains of Europe: to sweep aside the Belgians and seize Paris before the Russians in the east got moving. It went wrong. The Russians mobilised quickly. The French resisted strongly together with their allies the Belgians and British. The Germans failed in one of the first principles of warfare, ‘to maintain the momentum of the attack’. The war stagnated. The opposing forces dug in and faced each other from Lorraine to the Belgian coast, eventually losing thousands of men in grindingly slow battles for mere yards of mud

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along the frontiers of France, Belgium and the Low Countries. This close and locked encounter produced our familiar images of the trenches and placed into our history those well-known names Ypres... Arras... Somme... Verdun. There were so many volunteers amongst them; the Isle of Man Rifle Volunteers (raised 1860). Its orders were received on 5th August 1914. The telegram read... The Order delegates to the Lieutenant-Governor all powers with regard to calling out Volunteers exercisable by His Majesty, and orders Lieutenant-Governor to call out Volunteer Corps forthwith for actual military service. So, the Manx contribution to WWI began, manifesting itself in many ways both at home as guards to the internment camps and abroad in various theatres of the war. On 6th March 1915, Volunteers of the 1st Manx Service Company marched from the old Drill Hall, Douglas and embarked on the Isle of Man Steam Packet to form distinct Manx units in the Cheshire and King’s Liverpool Regiments. Their service was mainly in France, by which time the trenches were dug and the armies faced each other.


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It is difficult to imagine how lives were governed from the blast of a whistle. A single shrill blast sent men ‘over the top’ to advance across open ground in the face of an enemy dug in behind barbed wire emplacements. Alternatively, the British Regiments could be raking the ground with their Lewis or Vickers machine guns at up to 600 rounds per minute against the advancing Germans. Sappers specially recruited from the mining communities dug deeply and stealthily beneath enemy lines to cause massive explosive damage. The vital stuff of war; food, water, ammunition was dragged through the mud by horses requisitioned from the plough.

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Isle of Man Post Office marks this historic centenary with a miniature sheet which showcases art and craft work produced by a wide variety of artisans, making imaginative and ingenious use of the waste materials of warfare.

JANE A KIMBALL WRITES… The term trench art originated during World War I (“The Great War” or the “War to End All Wars”) through a series of contests sponsored by the popular French magazine ‘Le Pays de France’ for the best pieces made by ‘l’artisanat des tranchées.’ Translated into English as ‘trench art’, it has been used ever since to describe a wide variety of largely anonymous war souvenirs made from the detritus of war or from pieces of military equipment by combatants, by prisoners of war or civilian internees, by convalescent soldiers and by civilians collecting objects from battlefields to sell to soldiers or to civilians visiting battlefields after the war. Despite its name, trench art was not created by mud-splattered soldiers in soggy front-line trenches hammering out souvenirs for loved ones at home while dodging bullets and artillery shells. The noise produced by decorating shell casings and other pieces would be sure to attract fatal fire from the enemy’s trenches. Most trench art pieces were created at a distance from the front lines, either in reserve trenches, by prisoners of war or civilian internees, or by civilians collecting battlefield detritus after the war to sell to battlefield tourists. After the initial German invasion of Belgium and France, soldiers on those fronts created gifts for their relatives from battlefield detritus during lulls between battles. Many parts of the Western Front were stable “quiet sectors” except for infrequent offensives launched by one side or the other. When soldiers were moved back from the front line to reserve trenches, they picked up spent shell casings and other debris on the way to use in crafting war souvenirs. The sheer mass of troops and material on the Western Front tends to overshadow other fronts of World War I, but interesting trench art pieces were also made in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Macedonia, the Dardanelles and Gallipoli, Palestine, North and East Africa, and in Siberia and Northern Russia. The creation of a trench art piece was always dependent on the materials available to the person who created it and to his artistic skills when applied to a particular object. Although spent brass shell casings are the

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most common medium used to create trench art, the attractiveness to most collectors is the quality of the decoration on a shell casing whether it be flowers, particular battles or places, names of military regiments, portraits of soldiers, pieces of military equipment such as tanks, aeroplanes and artillery pieces, or women in various roles as the ‘girl left behind’ or women met by overseas troops in France. Trench art collectors are also often attracted to crudely executed pieces stamped out by a soldier to express one of his personal war experiences. Other popular trench art pieces made from battlefield detritus were transformed into cigarette lighters, match box covers, tobacco boxes, letter openers, models of tanks, aeroplanes or submarines, clocks, inkwells, penny banks, picture frames, candleholders and a variety of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces of jewellery to send home to their wives or sweethearts. A soldier’s military equipment, his helmet, canteen, mess tin, and canvas gas mask bag also provided surfaces for painted or engraved trench art pieces. Pilots often painted their aeroplanes to identify them and made lovely engraved objects from the plentiful broken wooden propellers. Convalescent soldiers transformed spent shell casings into vases, and made embroidered belts, pincushions and a variety of pieces of jewellery. Prisoners of war used scrap wood, soup bones, tin and other materials to make vases, trinket boxes and other handmade pieces to sell or barter for food and cigarettes. Turkish prisoners made a variety of beadwork pieces from materials furnished by the camp wardens to keep them occupied during their confinement. The Great War is often called the “golden age” of trench art. As the conduct of combat changed, and different equipment was issued to military troops, other styles of trench art were made during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Falklands War and current conflicts. As long as war persists in human culture, combatants will find new material with which to make their war souvenirs. In Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers have made a variety of interesting and sometimes humorous video recordings to record their war service. These can be found on the Internet.


JANE A KIMBALL In her book, ‘Trench Art: An Illustrated History’, Jane A. Kimball places the diverse body of objects known as trench art within their social and art historical contexts. Ms Kimball has a B.A. in Philosophy from Scripps College, an M.S.L.S. from the University of Southern California and an M.A. in History from the University of California, Irvine. She was an academic research librarian at the University of California for most of her career and also spent a year as Local History Librarian in Northampton Central Library in England. In 1985 she received a Fulbright Fellowship at University College, Cardiff in Wales. She has been a collector of trench art for many years and has a collection of more than a thousand pieces.

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In her book, ‘Trench Art: An Illustrated History’, Jane A. Kimball places the diverse body of objects known as trench art within their social and art historical contexts. JANE A KIMBALL

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Ms Kimball has a B.A. in Philosophy from Scripps College, an M.S.L.S. from the University of Southern California and a M.A. in History from the University of California, Irvine. She was an academic research librarian at the University of California for most of her career and also spent a year as Local History Librarian in Northampton Central Library in England.

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NEW COLLECTION Issue Date: 19.02.14

ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE IS PLEASED TO PRESENT A SET OF SIX STAMPS TO MARK THE 50TH DISPLAY SEASON OF THE RED ARROWS Squadron Leader Jim Turner, Red Arrows Team Leader: “Ever since the very first display by the Red Arrows, the Team has showcased – at home and overseas – the excellence of Royal Air Force personnel and equipment. Countless audiences have seen these qualities demonstrated for themselves over the years. Each sortie represents the speed, agility and precision of the Royal Air Force and is a tangible reminder of the exceptionally talented, dedicated and motivated pilots, engineers and support staff that are the Red Arrows. The Team remains an important public face of the Royal Air Force. The very nature of the work undertaken by the service often goes on out of sight of everyday gaze, which is why it is crucial we continue to highlight how the Royal Air Force in 2014 is an agile, adaptable and capable force. Indeed, the Team is a core part of the service and our pilots have previous combat experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and have protected the skies above the UK. Many of the Team’s men and women in the engineering and support branches have also been deployed on operations in Afghanistan and Libya and some will continue to serve overseas on detachments during their time with the Red Arrows. On leaving the Team they will all return to normal duties, directly supporting the Royal Air Force’s commitments around the globe in 12

support of the UK’s national interests. Each individual contributes to maintaining the Team’s position as a world leader and is committed to upholding the traditions and achievements established by our predecessors. Previous Teams, in whose distinguished footsteps we follow, have inspired generations and people of all ages and backgrounds. In my third year as Team Leader, I aim to continue this wonderful legacy. All members of the Team are very proud to be a part of this 50th display season and are honoured to have the opportunity to entertain audiences at home and around the world.”­­­

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TECHNICAL DETAILS The Red Arrows are the public face of the Royal Air Force. The world-famous aerobatic display team has thrilled many thousands of fans and spectators with displays around the globe, including many in the skies over the Isle of Man.

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The Red Arrows were not, however, the first Royal Air Force aerobatics team.

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The Black Arrows, the premier team until 1961, flew the Hawker Hunter, an aircraft first used for aerobatics teams in 1955. In 1958 they performed a loop and barrel roll of 22 Hunter aircraft; a world record for the greatest number of aircraft looped in formation.

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In 1964 The Red Pelicans, who took their name from the Central Flying School’s mascot, became the premier aerobatic team, flying six BAC Jet Provost T Mk 4s, while a team of five yellow Folland Gnat trainer aircraft displayed at the Farnborough Air Show, becoming known as The Yellowjacks. During the first season, The Red Arrows displayed at 65 shows across Europe and, in 1966, was increased to nine members, enabling them to develop the famous Diamond Nine formation.

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Coin Collections The Isle of Man Cat series continues with the Snowshoe cat Snowshoe Cat Crown in a box AG79 £12.95 Since 1988, the Isle of Man Cat coin has delighted collectors worldwide, and the 2014 coin featuring the Snowshoe Cat and her kittens is sure to continue this tradition. The design on this coin depicts an adult Snowshoe Cat with her two kittens, with a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS on the obverse. The Cupro Nickel coin is available in a plush collector’s box. The rare Snowshoe breed originated in the United States of America in the 1960s, first appearing in Philadelphia when a Siamese breeder’s cat had kittens with white feet. They remain rare due to the difficulty of reproducing the correct coat markings; a short-haired coat consisting of solid and white patterns while the ears, tail, and face mask are solid, black-based colours. A medium large cat, and longer than many cats, the Snowshoe is generally affectionate, sweettempered and mellow, enjoying human company. They are also known to be very intelligent, and also enjoy water, having been known to swim on occasion.

Manx Cat Crown 2012 in box AG46 £12.95

Siberian Cat Crown in a box AG70 £12.95

The Isle of Man Treasury Coin Collection As appointed agents for Isle of Man Treasury coins we are proud to offer a selection of these unique and beautifully-crafted cupro-nickel items. We concentrate mainly on coin sets which complement our philatelic collection. The collections are also available from our retail outlets on the Isle of Man and from our website www.iomcoins.com A number of other Isle of Man Treasury coins are available - for a comprehensive list please visit: www.pobjoy.com or contact Pobjoy Mint Ltd. on 01737 818181

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David Knight 50p Coin and Tyre Collection AG61 £15.00

Royal Family Crown in box AG71 £12.95

Kermode Bear and Crown Gift Pack AG68 £19.95


Christmas 50p coin and card

Christmas 2013 50p coin in a plastic wallet AG73 £2.00 Christmas 2013 50p Coin in blisterpack (not illustrated) AG74 £3.50 Christmas Card 2013 with 50p coin AG75 £10.00 Christmas 2013 50p in a box (not illustrated) AG76 £9.95 Christmas Card 2013 with coloured 50p coin AG78 £13.50 To celebrate the 2013 festive season, the Isle of Man Treasury issued a stunning new 50p coin, capturing the magic and excitement of Christmas. The legal tender 50p, from Pobjoy Mint, depicts a Christmas stocking bursting with goodies, including candy canes, a gingerbread man and a wreath. The Cupro Nickel coin is available in a plush collector’s box, as part of a wonderful Christmas card, in a decorative blisterpack or in a small plastic wallet.

Sochi Winter Olympics 4 Crown Set AG72 £52.00 The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are celebrated in this unique set of four Isle of Man Treasury crowns. Each of the cupro-nickel coins, from Pobjoy Mint, depicts a different sport from the Games, hosted by Sochi in Russia in February 2014. The set, ideal for collectors or a great gift idea, is presented in a hard-shelled collector’s case. The coins depict just some of the 98 events being held across 15 disciplines of winter sports - the luge, figure skating, curling and alpine skiing.

Coins IOM Stamp & Coin Mini Collection IOM Decimal Coin Set Five Pound Coin Paddington Bear & Crown Lifetime of Service Royal Crown HM Queen Coronation Crown in a box HM Queen Visit to Canada Crown in a box Manx Cat Crown 2012 in a box Olympics 2012 (Set of 6 coins in a box) Mark Cavendish 50p in a wallet Diamond Jubilee 50p in a box Mark Cavendish 50p in a box Mark Cavendish Stamp & Coin Pack

AF99 £9.99 AG02 £27.50 AG03 £16.50 AG09 £19.95 AG31 £12.95 AG44 £12.95 AG45 £12.95 AG46 £12.95 AG48 £75.00 AG51 £2.00 AG52 £9.95 AG53 £9.95 AG54 £15.00

Diamond Jubilee Stamp & Coin Pack AG55 £15.00 Thames Pageant Crown in a box AG57 £12.95 Titanic Boarding Crown in a box AG58 £12.95 David Knight 50p Coin in a wallet AG60 £2.00 David Knight Tyre & Coin Pack AG61 £15.00 David Knight 50p Coin in a box AG62 £9.95 Christmas 2012 50p in a wallet AG65 £2.00 St Patrick & the Snake Crown in a box AG66 £12.95 Kermode Bear Crown in a box AG67 £12.95 Kermode Bear Gift Pack AG68 £19.95 Elizabeth & Victoria Crown in a box AG69 £12.95 Siberian Cat Crown in a box AG70 £12.95 Royal Family Crown in a box AG71 £12.95 Sochi Winter Olympics 4 px Set AG72 £52.00 Snowshoe Cat Crown AG79 £12.95 15


IOM Post Office Year Set 2 013 RL12 £72 .00

Only 1,000 exclusive collections available, free book IOM Post Office Yearbook 2013 RL07 £72.00

n Year Collectio n tio ta en of Pres Packs RL04 £83.00

FREE SE T OF LINDNE R WHEN Y PAGES O OUR YE U BUY AR SET QUOTE

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Collections SEPAC Folder 2013 SEPAC Folder 2013 RJ43 £15.00

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Year Collections

The Definitives Collection The Flowers Set 1p 2p 4p 5p 10p 20p 21p 22p 25p 26p 30p 50p £1.00 Queen and Queen Mother £2.50 £3.00 Mint BA32 CTO BA82 £8.66

Yearbooks IOM Post Office Yearbook 2013 RL07 £72.00 IOM Post Office Yearbook 2012 QK07 £62.00

Albums and Pages Lindner Album Full 2013 A

A DK01 £444.60

Comprises 3 empty albums (in slipcases) and pages for sets & miniature sheets from 1973 - 2013 inclusive. Lindner Album Empty AZ04 £52.50 Lindner Blank Page B AZ05 £2.50 Lindner First Day Cover Page (Holds 4 covers) AZ06 £3.50 Lindner Postcard Page (Holds 8 cards) AZ07 £3.50 Lindner Sheetlet Page, size (H 285 mm x W 230 mm) AZ08 £3.50 Lindner Stock Page AZ09 £3.50 Davo Album Pages 2013 C RL11 £16.50 Davo FDC Double Album AY05 £30.00 Davo FDC Album Pages (Pack of 10) AY06 £15.00 FDC Album with 20 pages (40 covers) AZ01 £13.50 Extra FDC pages (Pack of 10) AZ02 £5.00 Presentation Pack Binder AZ03 £9.00 Newsletter Holder AY04 £8.50 Year Set Album AY07 £20.00

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Lindner Year Pages 2013 RL02 £14.00 2013m RL03 £5.60 2012 QK02 £14.00 2012m QK03 £5.60

Year + m = Miniature Sheet Page To purchase pages from 19732010 contact us.

Kiloware Kiloware Packet (100 different stamps) AX40 £7.50

Year Collection of Presentation Packs ­­(including binder) 2013 RL04 £83.00 2012 QK04 £72.00 Year Sets 2013 2012

RL12 £72.00 QK12 £60.00 17


World War I - Trench Art Miniature Sheet Issued 19.02.14 Miniature Sheet SB25 SB75 Presentation Pack SB42 - First Day Cover - SB92

£3.00 £3.75 £3.70

Island of Culture 2014 Issued 06.01.14 Set of Stamps SA31 Presentation Pack SA41 First Day Cover - Europa First Day Cover - Europa Sheet SA68 Set of 8 Postcards SA60 Gift Pack (Presentation Pack and Postcards) SA43 Stamp and postcard mount SA62

SA81 - SA91 SA96 SA69 - - -

£5.94 £6.69 £6.64 £2.50 £7.30 £5.00 £15.00 £50.00

Winter Flora Miniature Sheet Issued 06.01.14 Miniature Sheet SC25 Presentation Pack SC42 First Day Cover -

SC75 - SC92

£3.00 £3.75 £3.70

Standing Order Despatch Date: 17.10.13 MINT CTO A Christmas Stamp Gallery Issued 17.10.13 Set of Stamps RI31 RI81 Presentation Pack RI41 - First Day Cover - RI91 Self-adhesive IOM & UK values set RI32 RI82

£5.60 £6.35 £6.30 £0.82

Big Cats Issued 13.09.13 Set of Stamps Presentation Pack First Day Cover SEPAC Folder 2013

RJ81 - RJ91 -

£5.92 £6.67 £6.62 £15.00

A Journey Through Africa Miniature Sheet Issued 13.09.13 Miniature Sheet RJ25 RJ75 Presentation Pack RJ42 - First Day Cover - RJ92

£3.00 £3.75 £3.70

HRH Prince George of Cambridge Issued 31.07.13 Label Set RK31 Sheet RK66 Reprint Cover CTO - Reprint Cover Special Postmarks - A Postal Tribute RK43 Celebration Folder RK44

£2.00 £8.00 £3.00 £8.50 £25.00 £16.50

RK81 RK67 RK91 RK96 - -

WWI

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ISLAND OF

2014

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EU

CULTURE 2014

KIAULL • Music

75p 75p

CATHERINE JAMES

2014

CATHERINE JAMES

2014

75p 75p

CATHERINE JAMES

PRICE

2014

CATHERINE JAMES

2014

178P

ISLE of

Christmas Trees - 2006

2013 Cartor

69 p

TIGER

RJ31 RJ41 - RJ43

Sappers

World War I - Life in the Trenches Issued 19.02.14 Set of Stamps SB31 SB81 £5.60 Presentation Pack SB41 - £6.35 First Day Cover - SB91 £6.30 Folder SB43 - £30.00

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MINT CTO PRICE Standing Order Despatch Date: 19.02.14 Red Arrows 50th Anniversary Issued 19.02.14 Set of Stamps SD31 SD81 £5.59 Presentation Pack SD41 - £6.34 First Day Cover - SD91 £6.29

Jeremy Paul 2013

From Kenya, Tanzania & Zambia to Namibia, Botswana & South Africa...

75p

ISLE OF MAN

ISLE OF MAN

75p

JEREMY PAUL 2013

75p

ISLE OF MAN

JEREMY PAUL 2013

A Journey through Africa with JER EMY PAUL

JEREMY PAUL 2013

ISLE OF MAN

C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S W I L L I A M & C AT H E R I N E

On the birth of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge 2 2 N D J U LY 2 0 1 3

4.24 pm

Isle of Man

£1

22nd July 2013 BDT

4.24 pm

2013

BDT

EJC DESIGN

2013

BDT

EJC DESIGN

2013

BDT

EJC DESIGN

2013

BDT

22nd July 2013 EJC DESIGN

2013

BDT

EJC DESIGN

2013

BDT

EJC DESIGN

2013

BDT

4.24 pm

8lb 6oz

£1 Isle of Man

Announcing the Birth of

HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

22nd July 2013 4.24 pm

£1 Isle of Man

HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

Isle of Man

£1

EJC DESIGN

8lb 6oz

Announcing the Birth of

Isle of Man

£1

Isle of Man

HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

2013

Isle of Man

£1

8lb 6oz

Announcing the Birth of

EJC DESIGN

8lb 6oz

£1 Isle of Man

Announcing the Birth of

HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

22nd July 2013

“ We c o u l d n o t b e h a p p i e r ” S T A T E M E N T B Y T H E D U K E O F C A M B R I D G E , 2 2 N D J U LY 2 0 1 3

£1

75p

JEREMY PAUL 2013


MINT CTO PRICE Standing Order Despatch Date: 08.08.13 St Thomas’ Church Murals Miniature Sheet Issued 08.08.13 Miniature Sheet (£1 and £2 stamps) RG25 RG75 £3.00 Presentation Pack RG42 - £3.75 First Day Cover - RG92 £3.70

Newspaper Headlines Issued 04.07.13 Set (sheets of 15) Presentation Pack First Day Cover Europa Postal Vehicle Sheetlet (10 x 73p stamps) Europa Postal Vehicles First Day Cover

RH31 RH41 -

RH81 - RH91

£5.83 £6.58 £6.53

RH68

RH69

£7.30

Set (sheets of 15) Presentation Pack First Day Cover

179

Man Lands on the Moon 1969

Men first landed on the Moon, on 21st July 1969. Apollo XI American astronaut, Neil Armstrong, set his left foot on the surface of the Moon and uttered the famous words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” He was joined by fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. While they collected Moon samples, the third astronaut Michael Collins, told mission 2013 control in Houston that he had successfully orbited the Moon in the mother ship Columbia.

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Edition 100 Tour De France Issued 19.06.13 Set (sheets of 25) RG31 Presentation Pack RG41 First Day Cover - Tour de France Stampcard Set RG39 Tour de France Maximum Card Set RG80 Tour de France Gift Pack RG95

Standing Order Despatch Date: 17.05.13 The Isle of Man Railways Issued 17.05.13

ISLE OF MAN

RH96

£2.50

RG81 - RG91 - - -

£5.72 £6.47 £6.42 £5.60 £9.70 £15.00

40p

Mark Cavendish

ISLE of MAN

EJC Design

2013

BDT

MINT CTO PRICE

RF31 RF41 -

RF81 - RF91

£5.91 £6.66 £6.61

Robin Gibb – 50 St Catherine’s Drive Issued 24.04.13 RE31 RE41 - RE64 RE43

RE81 - RE91 RE65 -

£5.74 £6.49 £6.44 £10.14 £30.00

The Coronation of HM Queen Miniature Sheet Issued 21.04.13 Miniature Sheet RE25 RE75 £3.00 Presentation Pack RE42 - £3.75 First Day Cover - RE92 £3.70 Coronation Folder RB43 - £30.00 The Three Legs of Man Issued 03.04.13 Set (sheets of 40) Presentation Pack First Day Cover Three Legs Self-Adhesive Set (2 values) Three Legs Self Adhesive Booklet 10 x IOM Values Three Legs Self Adhesive Booklet 10 x UK Values

RD31 RD41 - RD32

RD81 - RD91 RD82

£5.58 £6.33 £6.28 £0.82

RD71

-

£4.00

178p ROBIN GIBB 1949-2012

Set (sheets of 20) Presentation Pack First Day Cover Special Label Sheet Special Folder

C

e el 1953

Photograph: Bill Waters EJC Design 2013 Lowe-Martin

b R AT I N G • 2013

T h e 6 0 t h A n n i ve r s a r y o f

QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S CORONATION “I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendour that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen”.

ISLE OF MAN

£3

H.M. Queen elizabetH ii, 2nd June 1953

£1.19

ISLE OF MAN

QUOCUNQUE JECERIS STABIT EJC Design

RD72

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2013

BDT

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Future Issues Battle of Clontarf Issue date 23rd April 2014 This issue will commemorate 1,000 years since the battle of Clontarf, fought near Dublin on Good Friday, 23 April 1014, which was a watershed in the struggle to control the Irish Sea and the trading port of Dublin. The battle shaped the history of Ireland, breaking the power of the Norse but leaving the Irish kingdoms divided.

The Manx Ark Rare Breeds Miniature Sheet Issue date 15th April 2014 Commercial pressures have led to the extinction of many breeds of British farm animals. Since the 1970s, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust has worked to preserve traditional breeds, and the Isle of Man’s rare breeds farmers are vital to the effort, establishing a “Noah’s Ark” of breeding animals, and providing a valuable research base for some of the world’s rarest beasts.

Archibald Knox (1864-1933) Issue date 4th April 2014 Archibald Knox, now considered one of the leading designers of the early 20th century, started his artistic career on the Isle of Man, and the designs he produced for Liberty & Co. in London gained him an international reputation. Our issue will commemorate 150 years since the birth of a man whose distinctive and intricate designs reflect the inspiration and influence of the carved Celtic and Norse crosses that had fascinated throughout his life. Specimen artwork

Soon to be withdrawn Fire & Rescue Service Miniature Sheet Issued 20.02.13

A Celebration of Coronation Commemoratives Issued 06.02.13

IOM Constabulary 150th Anniversary Issued 20.02.13

The Chronicles of Man & The Lewis Chessmen Issued 11.01.13

The Year of the Snake Reprinted 04.03.13 Issued 08.02.13

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