The Kelly Collection
Sets & Sheets
Date of Issue: 8th May 2012
In 40 years of collecting, Manx couple, Robert and Linda Kelly, amassed a wide range of Manx memorabilia. We asked them to share with us some of their favourites.In the Isle of Man the range of collectables is enormous: from postage stamps, coins, books and postcards to china, prints, maps, jewellery - even scent and liquor bottles, old pipes, amusingly decorated handkerchiefs and brass buttons. Many date back to the late Victorian and Edwardian tourist boom when quality tourist souvenirs and ‘fairings’ - prizes at fun fair competitions, even Tynwald Fair - were produced in large numbers. Manx ‘fairings’ include a model of Laxey Wheel which lifts to reveal a pin tray underneath.This fascinating issue also serves as an affectionate tribute to Linda Kelly who passed away last year – we respectfully dedicate it to her with our gratitude.
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