New stamp collection celebrates Manx underwater wildlife

The Isle of Man Post Office is elated to announce the release of "Marine Mosaics" by acclaimed artist Kimmy McHarrie. This captivating stamp collection, set to launch on March 7th, 2024, offers a breath-taking glimpse into the mesmerizing world of marine life, beautifully depicted through the art of mosaic.


Kimmy McHarrie, a native of Castletown, Isle of Man, has dedicated her life to capturing the essence of nature through her intricate artwork. Inspired by her deep-rooted connection to the sea and fuelled by a passion for conservation, Kimmy's creations serve as a poignant reminder of the fragile beauty that surrounds us.


The "Marine Mosaics" collection features six stamps, each showcasing a unique selection of fish species native to the waters of the Isle of Man. From the humble Herring, affectionately known as Skeddan in Manx, to the majestic Braddan - Salmon, Kimmy's mosaics pay homage to the rich maritime heritage of the Island.


The £1.28 stamp featuring the Boiddagh (Cod) has been chosen as the EUROPA stamp for 2024, representing the theme for this year of "Underwater Fauna & Flora". Bearing the official EUROPA logo, it will join other stamps from postal administrations across Europe following the same theme.


"In creating 'Marine Mosaics,' I wanted to celebrate the rich diversity of marine life found in the waters of the Isle of Man," said Kimmy McHarrie. "Each mosaic tells a story of resilience and beauty, highlighting the importance of protecting our oceans for future generations."


This collection features six stamps valued at 85p, £1.28, £1.51, £1.82, £2.31 and £2.72, available in various formats, including Set, Sheet Set, Presentation Pack (limited to 1000), First Day Cover (limited to 1500), Europa Sheetlet and Europa Cover. Explore the full collection at


Kimmy McHarrie photographed with the collection beside her Basking Shark creation

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