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NEWS Issue Number 142

Autumn 2013

In this issue of Manx Stamp & Coin News… HRH Prince George of Cambridge • Big Cats • Journey Through Africa • A Christmas Stamp Gallery • Year Collections 2013 • Manx Grand Prix Motorcycling Collectables • SEPAC Folder 2013 IOM Treasury Coins and all the latest news…


WELCOME

Maxine’s Message W

Chaghteraght Maxine

elcome to the Autumn edition of our newsletter.

Since writing to you in July it has been our pleasure to see so many of our customers and friends of Isle of Man Stamps & Coins at a number of events but also in our Office.

Maxine Cannon, General Manager, IOM Stamps & Coins

I returned from holiday in August to meet with Giogio Marini and his wife Poala. The Marini name is synonymous with high quality albums, year books and accessories. The company has produced our Year Book for a number of years. This year’s book , which will be issued on the 17th October promises to be especially interesting as we have a special feature on the history of Isle of Man Stamps written by Richard West . The book can be ordered on page 11. At the end of August Mirella and I manned our stand at the Jurby Festival of Speed , it was the most beautiful sunny day which brought out tremendous crowds to see all the Classic Bikes . Many of the people who came to our stand are stalwarts of the TT and MGP who have purchased our TT products in the past, our best seller by far was the

postal tribute to one of the greatest TT races of all time the 1967 Senior race where Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini battled for the finish line, Ago losing out to Hailwood due to a broken chain – you can see the print on page 9 of this newsletter. On the 13th September, Paul Ford, our issue co-ordinator and I attended the preview of Dr Jeremy Paul’s exhibition at the Manx Museum. To coincide with the exhibition we have included his Big Cats and Journey Through Africa artwork as part of our issue programme for 2013. The issue is showcased in this edition of the newsletter. Jeremy is celebrating 25 years as a full time artist. On behalf of all our staff in Stamps & Coins I would like to thank you for your continued interest in Isle of Man Stamp and Coin products and send all good wishes to you and your family as we enter the Festive Season. With best wishes, Maxine

HRH Prince George of Cambridge Postal Tribute THE Royal Male Collectable... Our special limited edition postal tribute is a future treasure and includes the mint reprint William and Catherine sheet, a gold-foil 'It's A Boy' 22rd July very special postmarked cover (numbered and limited) and an absolutley unique and fully-authenticated announcement card signed by the Isle of Man’s Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood. The full-colour folder is a fitting commemoration of this happy addition to the nation's favourite family and includes our specially-commissioned commentary by journalist - and author of 'Kate The Making of a Princess'- Claudia Joseph. In a limited edition of 500, please order now for FREE worldwide delivery. HRH Prince George of Cambridge RK43 £25.00

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NEW RELEASE - REPRINT • Issue Date – 31.07.13 The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present re-prints of William and Catherine joined with a label announcing the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

HRH Prince George Claudia Joseph writes… The Isle of Man Post Office congratulates the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son HRH Prince George of Cambridge.

George Alexander Louis Cambridge was born in the Lindo Wing of Queen Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, at 4.24pm on 22nd July, 2013 and weighed 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Afterwards the couple posed on the steps of the hospital and chatted to the world’s media, who had been waiting 22 days to snap the first pictures of the third in line to the throne. I’ll remind him of his tardiness when he’s a bit older, joked Prince William. I know how long you’ve all been standing here. He’s a big boy. He’s quite heavy and he’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure. Wearing a sky blue polka dot dress, his wife added: It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling is like. She revealed that her husband had already shown that he was a modern father. He’s done his first nappy already, she said. The arrival of the future King George VII was celebrated across the country. During the Changing of the Guard the Band of the Scots Guard played the hit song Congratulations. The Honourable Artillery Company also fired a 62-gun salute. The couple was visited in hospital by both sets of grandparents, Carole and Michael Middleton – who arrived first - and Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The Queen paid a visit to her third great-grandchild at Kensington Palace. The Prince of Wales, who is now a grandfather for the first time, said: Both my wife and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild. It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy. Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time. It is always an historic moment when a royal baby is born but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first-born child is unique in more ways than one.

Please note you will only get these stamps if you have re-prints as part of your standing order.

Not only did Britain change its ancient royal succession laws in order for the baby to inherit the throne whatever its gender, but Prince George of Cambridge will be the first monarch for 350 years to have ‘common’ blood. But times have changed and Kate, who is descended from miners and mill owners, has been welcomed into the royal family.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Paper ..................................................................110gms PVA Gummed

Design .....................................................................................EJC Design

Reprinted Issue Date ....................................................31st July 2013

Stamp Size ..........................................................................40 x 30.5mm

Perforations .........................................................................14 per 2cms

Process Offset Lithography .......................Sheet Size 170 x 75mm

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE Stamps and Label, Special Cover, Sheet, Postal Tribute.

Colours ........................................................................................................4

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NEW RELEASE • Issue Date – 13.09.13

Big Cats by Jeremy Paul The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of six stamps which features original artwork by Island-based artist Jeremy Paul. Big Cats is a term used to cover some of the most charismatic species of cat - these are the top predators that everyone knows - but may confuse. They are powerful, we view them with awe and respect, we may fear them, but above all we are seduced by their beauty. All are in danger - mostly due to habitat loss, poaching and persecution. Most now inhabit a tiny fraction of their original range and many are confined to national parks and reserves. Tiger (Panthera tigris) There are seven subspecies of tiger ranging from the largest – the Siberian tiger to the smallest Sumatran tiger. All are in danger because of habitat loss and the demand for ‘tiger parts’ in traditional medicine. The population of the best known Bengal tiger from India has fallen from 100,000 at the turn of the 20th century to around 2000 today. There may be no more than 3000 tigers of all subspecies in the wild today. I saw my first wild tiger from the back of an elephant in a reserve in India – an unforgettable moment and a real privilege. It is unthinkable that they could be extinct in the wild in not too many years. Lion (Panthera leo) The social cat. Found in sub-Saharan Africa and a small remnant population of the Asiatic lion in the Gir forest of N.W.India. Their range has shrunk considerably and populations are in decline. The lion pride usually consists of related females and a small number of adult males. The males may be challenged by wandering nomad males who try to take over the pride and pride range. Lions spend most of their time sleeping during the day, but I have been lucky enough to watch lions hunting during the day in Tanzania – fascinating to watch the organised action. Leopard (Panthera pardus) Most widely distributed of all the big cats, once found throughout Asia and Africa. It is now more restricted, with fragmented populations and several TECHNICAL DETAILS Illustrations and Text ..........................................Dr. Jeremy Paul Design...................................................................EJC Design Format .................................................................Sheets of 20 Printer .................................................................Lowe-Martin Process .......................................................Offset Lithography Colours ................................................................................4 Paper.....................................................110gms PVA Gummed

sub species. It is, however, relatively successful in the wild because it is an adaptable and opportunistic hunter, using stealth and patience. Mostly nocturnal, elusive and solitary, they are difficult to see - I have been lucky to watch one try to take down an ostrich in Botswana. They are well known for dragging their prey up a tree to avoid other predators and I have seen several resting in this way. Both leopards and jaguars have a black form - known as black panthers. Jaguar (Panthera onca) Found in Central and South America (with rare sightings in USA) the Jaguar resembles the leopard but is larger and heavier with better defined and larger rosettes (both have rosettes on their body rather than spots). Jaguars were hunted for their fur and their populations declined rapidly but their major risk now is loss of habitat. The jaguar is the predator we think of in the forests of the Amazon. I have never seen one in the wild. Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) Enigmatic and incredibly beautiful, found in the mountains ranges of central Asia – I have never seen one in the wild – but few people have! the first photographs of a wild snow leopard were only taken in the 1970s. Solitary, elusive and difficult to study, their population may only be 3000. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) The fastest land animal, whose range extends from most of Africa and to the Middle East, is the only big cat that has only semi-retractable claws, giving it greater grip to pursue prey. It is truly ‘spotted’ unlike the leopard, and has the very noticeable facial tear stripe and very long tail which it uses for balance when at speed. Cheetahs are comparatively delicate and often get robbed of their prey rather than defend it and get injured. One of my favourite subjects to paint, my first view of a cheetah was on the Serengeti plain, but I have also studied them at close quarters at a rehabilitation reserve in Namibia. Perforations...........................................................14 per 2cms Stamp Size .............................................................36 x 36mm No. of Stamps .......................................................................6 Date of Issue............................................13th September 2013 PRODUCTS AVAILABLE Set of 6 Stamps, Presentation Pack, First Day Cover, SEPAC Folder 2013.

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NEW RELEASE • Issue Date – 13.09.13

A Journey Through Africa by Jeremy Paul

The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a miniature sheet showcasing the African pictures of renowned Island-based wildlife artist Jeremy Paul. The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a miniature sheet showcasing the African pictures of renowned Islandbased wildlife artist Jeremy Paul. Everyone probably has their own idea as to what Africa is like before they go there for the first time. For me it was a combination of various television programmes and paintings by some of my favourite artists, but it was usually based around the savannah of East Africa, with its open plains and herds of migrating animals with their following of predators. My first visit was to Tanzania and the Serengeti and it was with growing excitement as you leave the towns and then villages, as the road becomes just a dusty, bumpy track and finally you are in the true wilderness with wildlife from horizon to horizon. It is a truly unforgettable experience – and also totally addictive – instantly you want to go back, to experience different countries/habitats – to get the photos of the leopard in a tree, the really big male lion, the cheetah hunting, the wild dogs.......the list of possibilities (and excuses!) is endless. There are those who just want to tick off a list of animals they wish to see – notably the so-called big-five of hunting days (supposedly the most challenging to hunt: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino) but the more discerning take just what comes and spend the time to watch and understand the interactions between species. Patience often rewards. My next series of visits were all to southern Africa. Firstly I was invited to a private reserve in Namibia to paint a particular white rhino who they were attempting to release into the wild, having been reared in a European zoo. The reserve was TECHNICAL DETAILS Illustrations and Text .............................................Dr. Jeremy Paul Design...........................................................................EJC Design Format............................................Miniature Sheet with 4 Stamps Process ..............................................................Offset Lithography Colours ..........................................................................................4 Paper ...........................................................110gms PVA Gummed

adjacent to the famous Etosha National Park – a very harsh, arid environment in total contrast to the Serengeti - with glaring light off white ground and little shade or cover in the dry season, animals are concentrated near waterholes. In contrast the Zambezi valley and South Luangwa in Zambia have lush forests and large mature trees – a very rich and diverse landscape, as does the famous Kruger in South Africa. More recently I have travelled on specifically designed trips with a group of artists and photographers. These give the time for like-minded visitors to take the time to study/photograph and sketch rather than move on to the next sighting. Firstly a mobile camping safari in Botswana – including the Okavango Delta – a huge inland wetland fed by rains in the mountains of Angola – it is paradise for birdwatching, but also for the quantity and variety of wildlife – including my first opportunity to follow African hunting dogs. In March 2013 I returned to East Africa – to Kenya’s Masai Mara – the northern section of the ecosystem which includes the Serengeti – here I did finally see the cheetah hunting. I have been extremely fortunate in being able to experience Africa’s remaining wilderness and wildlife in these national parks – as you leave and return to ‘civilisation’ you realise how relatively small these areas are and how difficult it will be in the future to maintain and manage these reserves with the everincreasing demand for land and resources. Many populations of animals are now isolated with worrying consequences for genetic diversity. The population of lions has fallen dramatically in recent years.... I can only hope that in years to come there will still be the chance to hear the lion roar in the African night. Perforations..................................................................14 per 2cms Stamp Size .................................................................40 x 30.5mm Sheet Size....................................................................170 x 75mm No. of Stamps................................................................................4 Date of Issue .................................................13th September 2013 PRODUCTS AVAILABLE Miniature Sheet, Presentation Pack, First Day Cover.

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NEW RELEASE • Issue Date – 17.10.13

A Christmas Stamp Gallery The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of 6 stamps featuring designs selected from our portfolio of Christmas issues as a celebration collection spanning four decades in recognition of the 40th anniversary of our postal independence. We asked renowned philatelic journalist Richard West to review our Christmas collections. He said: Each year designing the Christmas stamps presents a particular challenge. Many believe the stamps must convey the Christmas story, while others do not share the Christian faith. Christmas means having a good time, and picturesque snow-covered scenes. Satisfying everyone is virtually impossible. Nevertheless, over the years, the Isle of Man Post Office has provided a wide range of imaginatively different concepts to typify the meaning of Christmas. The first were linked with anniversaries: the bicentenary of the Manx Bible (the translation of the Bible in Manx Gaelic as one volume) in 1975; the centenary of the Mothers’ Union in 1976; the bicentenary of the first visit of John Wesley to the Island in 1977. Similar links were made in 1989: the 50th anniversary of the Jane Crookall Maternity Home and the 75th anniversary of St Ninian’s Church, Douglas. Churches of the Isle of Man have featured on several occasions, whether as detail such as stained glass windows in 1984 and 2005, and windows and reredos in 1992, or the churches themselves in 1985 and 1999. Churches, and a robin, also appeared in the winter scenes shown in 1995. Traditions epitomise Christmas for many, although the Manx custom of Hunting – and killing – the Wren featured on the 1978 stamp hardly embraces the spirit of Christmas. Many yearn for Christmases of yore, as in the Victorian scenes in 1987 and from ‘Days Gone By’ in 2012, but today there must be Father Christmas. Dear old Santa Claus, St Nicholas, featured in 1994, delivering

presents in 1998, and in 2009. Mind you, he does often need the help of The Jolly Christmas Postman, as portrayed by Janet and Allan Ahlberg in 2008. What would Christmas be without the tree, featured in 2006, or the lovely decorations from the Isle of Man Floreat Workshop that were depicted in 2001? Christmas is the time for children – of all ages – captured enjoying a traditional Christmas (1993) or playing in the snow (1990). Christmas through children’s eyes was encapsulated in 1996 with four of their paintings. Putting over a poignant message was the set issued in 2000 featuring children with messages of Peace, Hope, Love and Faith. Such thoughts were also conveyed when the Christmas stamps were linked with the International Year of the Child in 1979 and International Peace Year in 1986. A white Christmas is rare, but is still the dream of all, for everywhere looks so much more beautiful when embedded in snow, perfectly captured on the 2010 issue: a time for building snowmen, as recalled by Raymond Briggs in 2003. And for protecting (when not hunting, of course) the vulnerable birds, seen in 1980 (in conjunction with Wildlife Conservation Year), in 1988 and 2011, and focusing on the robin in 2004. But the story of Christmas cannot be forgotten – told through the Nativity itself (1981 and 1997), the Three Wise Men (1982), the Shepherds (1983) or Angels (2007). A story captured in a most unusual way with paper sculptures by David Swinton in 1991. Perhaps Anthea Radcliffe’s designs in 2002 encompassed it all – with the Virgin Mary and Jesus, Father Christmas, a clown, bandsman and fairy.

Technical Details Design ....................................................................EJC Design Text ................................................................Mr Richard West Stamp Size ............................................................32 x 26mm Colours ....................................................................................4 Process......................................................Offset Lithography Perforations ........................................................13 per 2cms

Paper ..................................................110 gms PVA Gummed No. of Stamps ........................................................................ 6 Format ..................................................................Sheets of 20 Issue Date ................................................17th October 2013 PRODUCTS AVAILABLE Set of Six Stamps, Self-adhesive IOM and UK value set, Presentation Pack, First Day Cover.

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COINS AND COLLECTABLES

Isle of Man Treasury Coins Cooinaghyn Tashtey Vannin Two Pound Coins Issued between 1986 and 1997 M. J. Southall, MBE, MCGI Five Pound Coins Issued between 1981 and 1999 M. J. Southall, MBE, MCGI The Manx £5 coin is the tenth and last denomination in the current decimal series of circulating coins. Introduced in 1981 it became the first circulating five pounds coin in the world but did not form part of the original Manx set. For completeness, all the £5 coin designs from 1981 to 1999 are listed in this chapter. The 1981 to 1983 coins depicted the three legs of Mann, known as a Triskeles, and were struck in a metal known as Virenium. Proof coins of the three legs design dated 1984 exist. All Manx £5 coins have an interrupted grained edge.

Those coins issued between 1981 and 1984 bear the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin whilst those dated between 1985 and 1997 bore the Queen’s portrait by Raphael Maklouf. A new portrait of Her Majesty by Ian Rank-Broadley was introduced in 1998. Coins dated between 1981 and 1987 have the legend “ELIZABETH THE SECOND” whilst all the others have “ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II” with the Triskeles (Three Legs of Mann) appearing either side of the coronet. The Triskeles also appear on either side of the date on all issues. Generally, £5 coins bear the Pobjoy die mark of a pair of Celtic letters such as ‘AA’ on the reverse. Other die mark letter combinations, such as ‘AB’, ‘AC’ and ‘AD’ can be found on the 1981 issue. The regular issues for 1984 and 1987 depicted a Knight on Horseback and coins dated 1988 to 1993 had fishing as its theme - showing a Peel inshore fishing boat above

a lobster and a herring. In 1996 the subject for the Manx coin set was based on sports themes; the £5 coin showing football.

Commemorative £5 coins started to appear in 1992 commencing with the F.I.A. Formula 1 World Champion winner, Nigel Mansell whose residence was at Port Erin in the Isle of Man. Mansell’s World champion PPG Indy-Car win of 1993 was commemorated on the £5 coin dated 1994. A £5 coin, featuring Sir Winston Churchill, was struck in 1995 for the 50th Anniversary of the Second World War.

A 1997 coin was a Royal tribute to the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip. The 50th birthday of the Prince of Wales was commemorated in 1998 with a coin showing an extended Welsh dragon below the almost full face portrait of HRH Prince Charles. The Douglas Tyne Class Lifeboat 47-032 ‘Sir William Hillary’ was depicted on the 1999 coin and also showing the flag of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The craft was named after the Institute’s founder who lived at Fort Anne overlooking Douglas Bay. There are five lifeboat stations in the Isle of Man; namely Douglas, Ramsey, Peel, Port Erin and Port St. Mary. Manx coins in the next issue of Stamps and Coins News will feature the 2000 designs for the new Millennium.

The Isle of Man Treasury Coin Collection For a comprehensive list of all IOM Treasury Coins please visit pobjoy.com or contact Pobjoy Mint Ltd. on 01737 818181. Isle of Man Treasury Commemorative Coins IOM Stamp & Coin Mini Collection IOM Decimal Coin Set Five Pound Coin Paddington Bear & Crown Turkish Angora Cat 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 AG29 £12.95 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 Thames Pageant Crown in a box Titanic Boarding Crown in a box David Knight 50p Coin in a wallet David Knight Tyre & Coin Pack David Knight 50p Coin in a box Christmas 2012 50p in a wallet St Patrick & the Snake Crown in a box Kermode Bear Crown in a box Kermode Bear Gift Pack Elizabeth & Victoria Crown in a box Siberian Cat Crown in a box Royal Family Crown in a box Sochi Winter Olympics 4 px Set

AG55 £15.00 AG57 £12.95 AG58 £12.95 AG60 £2.00 AG61 £15.00 AG62 £9.95 AG65 £2.00 AG66 £12.95 AG67 £12.95 AG68 £19.95 AG69 £12.95 AG70 £12.95 AG71 £12.95 AG72 £52.00


COLLECTABLES

The Birth of HRH Prince George Special Cover To mark the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge we present a silver-foiled special commemorative envelope. The cover features the William and Catherine reprint stamps and announcement label and, enclosed, is a full-colour dedicated information card with a specially-commissioned text by author of 'Kate - The Making of A Princess' Claudia Joseph. The Birth of HRH Prince George Special Cover RK96 £8.50

The Birth of HRH Prince George Special Reprint Cover The Isle of Man Post Office congratulates the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their son HRH Prince George of Cambridge. To mark this special occasion we present a postmarked special commemorative envelope. The cover features the William and Catherine reprint stamps and announcement label and, enclosed, is a black & white dedicated information card with a specially-commissioned text by author of 'Kate - The Making of A Princess' Claudia Joseph. The Birth of HRH Prince George Special Reprint Cover RK91 £3.00

HRH Prince George of Cambridge – A Celebration Folder Our special postal celebration is a wonderful collectable tribute and includes the mint reprint William and Catherine sheet alongside a very special silver-foil overprinted and postmarked cover (featuring local Manx Post Offices Royal Avenue and Windsor Road cancellations). The full-colour folder is a fitting commemoration of this happy addition to the nation's favourite family and includes our specially-commissioned commentary by journalist - and author of 'Kate - The Making of a Princess'- Claudia Joseph. The birth certificate and the minute-by-minute Twitter Feed of the birthday are also included. HRH Prince George of Cambridge – A Celebration Folder RK44 £16.50

Sochi Winter Olympics 4 px Set We celebrate the next Winter Olympic Games which take place in February 2014 in Sochi, Russia with a series of four coins. The coins depict some of the 98 events being held across 15 disciplines of 7 winter sports and feature The Luge, Figure Skating, Curling and Alpine Skiing. The coins are Cupro Nickel and come in a hard-shelled collector’s box. Sochi Winter Olympics 4 px Set AG72 £52.00 PAGE 8 STAMP & COIN NEWS – AUTUMN 2013


COLLECTABLES John McGuinness Lap Record Print Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness set a stunning new outright lap record of 131.671mph in the Dainese Superbike Race at TT2013 to establish a new benchmark for the famous 37.73-mile Mountain Course. To celebrate this historic event we have produced a print from the portfolio of world-renowned TT Motorsport of photographer Stephen Davison embellished with a stamp from our ‘Honda - 50 years at the Isle of Man TT’ issue of 2009 and a TT Grandstand postmark for the 2nd June 2013. Commentary on the reverse of the print is provided by motorsport journalist Kyle White. John McGuinness Lap Record Print RF49 £12.50

Geoff Duke Special Folder Our celebration folder contains a superb and exclusive biography by his son Peter and includes some wonderful anecdotal information and previously-unseen images, kindly shared by the family. This true collectable includes our 90th birthday pictorial sheet of stamps, a large-format postcard and a facsimile of a rare 1950s vintage publication 'The TT as Geoff Duke Sees It'. Geoff Duke Special Folder RF43 £20.00

Classic TT 1967 John McGuinness Signed Print Considered one of the most dramatic TT races of all time, the 1967 TT saw Mike Hailwood duel with Giacomo Agostini. We mark this historic encounter with our truly-collectable stamped print, signed and numbered by racing legend John McGuinness. In a limited edition of 500, the print features fabulous archive images of the race and riders and includes two stamps from our ‘Greatest Race’ collection. The stamps are hand-cancelled with the TT Grandstand postmark for the 24th August marking the day of the Classic TT2013 Re-enactment Parade, recreating the excitement of the famous battle, with John McGuinness riding Mike’s Honda RC181 and Agostini riding his own 1967 Senior-race MV Agusta 500. Classic TT 1967 John McGuinness Signed Print RF77 £17.50

MGP Heroes & Classic Machines Pre-Paid Postcard Set To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Manx Grand Prix we have released these two fantastic large-format A5 full-colour pre-paid postcards featuring a gallery of the classic machines and the legends past and present of this historic racing festival. These great souvenirs are published in two versions: the special commemorative postmarked version of the set cannot be used for postage while the other is eligible for free postage worldwide from the Isle of Man. In a limited edition of 2,500 sets. MGP Heroes & Classic Machines Pre-Paid Postcard Mint Set RF75 £4.00 MGP Heroes & Classic Machines Pre-Paid Postcard Postmarked Set RF76 £4.00 PAGE 9 STAMP & COIN NEWS – AUTUMN 2013


COLLECTABLES

Robin Gibb 1949-2012 Special Folder We present our ultimate Robin Gibb collectable, a must-have tribute to one of the world’s finest songwriters and performers. Comprising the superb postal tribute label sheet alongside two unique items you won’t find anywhere else - a special format 50 St Catherine’s Drive envelope and an amazing dvd compilation – this lavish collector’s folder features a heart-warming tribute by renowned music writer David Leaf.

Incorporating never-before-seen Robin Gibb material, the DVD brings together episodes of his career in relation to the Isle of Man including interviews in Thame before the first issue of Bee Gees stamps in 1999, a performance of Ellan Vannin at King William’s College, his Freeman of Douglas visit, the opening of Rebecca House, coverage of a tribute occasion at 50 St Catherine’s Drive itself and a truly unique photo gallery of images kindly shared by Robin’s family. The perfect tribute to one of the Island’s most-loved sons. Robin Gibb 1949-2012 Special Folder RE43 £30.00

Celebrating Forty Years of the Isle of Man Post Office... The Europa theme this year is Postal Vehicles and, in a happy coincidence, we celebrate our fortieth anniversary as a postal authority independent of the GB Royal Mail. The 73p stamp matches with the year 1973 and our sheet features our own Isle of Man Post Office vehicle out in the beautiful Manx countryside. There is also a special first day cover featuring the 73p Europa value and associated postmark. Newspaper Headlines Postal Vehicles Europa Sheetlet Mint RH68 CTO RH69 £7.30 Newspaper Headlines Postal Vehicles Europa FDC RH96 £2.50

SEPAC Folder 2013 - Beautiful Corners of Europe We are represented in the 2013 SEPAC 'Beautiful Corners of Europe' folder by our Big Cats tiger stamp and pleased to continue the tradition of friendly cooperation that typifies the membership of the Small European Postal Administrations Corporation. SEPAC Folder 2013 RJ43 £15.00

A Celebration of Coronation Commemoratives Special Folder We celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our wonderful commemorative folder. An unmissable and lavish production to mark our monarch’s truly significant anniversary A Celebration of Coronation Commemoratives Special Folder RB43 £30.00 PAGE 10 STAMP & COIN NEWS – AUTUMN 2013


COLLECTABLES

IOM Post Office Yearbook 2013 From the Tour de France Edition 100 to the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge our stamp issues are lavishly illustrated with accompanying texts by experts in their field. With all the stamps for the year placed in context there is something for everyone in this packed compendium. Hardback (30 x 21cm) with 80 colour pages. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies. IOM Post Office Yearbook 2013 RL07 £72.00

Year Collection of Presentation Packs 2013 If you like to read the stories of the stamp issues and prefer to keep your collection compact our attractive and informative presentations packs will not disappoint. The collection of presentation packs for the year are complemented by a sturdy and complimentary binder, fantastic value. Year Collection of Presentation Packs 2013 RL04 £83.00

Year Set 2013 The Year Set for 2011 contains one full set of all standard (not selfadhesive) stamps and miniature sheets issued during the year in a decorative and informative folder and includes a brief explanatory text for each issue. Please note that the collection does not include overprints or souvenir sheetlets Year Set 2013 RL13 £72.00

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FUTURE ISSUES Island of Culture - Issue Date 06.01.2014 2014 will be a year to celebrate our Island of Culture through dance, music, theatre, the visual arts and literature, cultural festivals, film and digital innovation, and leave a lasting legacy for creativity and the arts on the Isle of Man. Our stamp issue looks at aspects of the rich culture we enjoy on our Island.

Winter Flora - Issue Date 06.01.2014 Renowned Island-based artist Catherine James produced a lovely sheet of stamps that capture flora and fauna unique to the colder months. In Winter, several species can be found on the Island. Catherine captures their seasonal beauty and reminds us that Winter has its flowers too.

World War I - Issue Date

January 2014 In 2014 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We mark, commemorate and remember through our stamp issue in association with Westminster Collection. Part of a 4 year plan, our theme for 2014 is Life in the Trenches (set of stamps) and a miniature sheet on the theme of World War I Art and Trench Art.

RAF Red Arrows 50th Anniversary - Issue Date 19.02.2014 Acknowledged as one of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows is the public face of the Royal Air Force. 2014 will be the 50th display season for the Red Arrows in which they will continue to enthral, captivate and inspire millions of people both in the UK and around the world with a series of displays and flypasts. A set of six stamps which feature photography from the spectacular display over Douglas Bay in the Red Arrows 35th year of visiting the Island.

JUST A CLICK AWAY... We are currently working on a brand new Isle of Man Post Office website with the launch planned for autumn. The fresh new look and feel site will reflect our progressive and dynamic business and will provide easier navigation for you to find the information you require. There will be many new features to serve all aspects of the business: the ability to shop online for postal services; place orders for foreign currency; a postage calculator; a new, improved postcode finder in addition to enhancements to the stamp buying experience. The site will feature new imagery and will be mobile and tablet device friendly. We look forward to hearing your feedback about the new website once it’s all up and running.

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