Manx Buses of the 1930s and 40s, illustrated by Peter Hearsey
The Isle of Man Post Office is very pleased to present this colourful collection of six stamps to showcase a selection of the public transport buses that entered service on the Isle of Man in the 1930s and 40s, some of which remained in service until the 1970s.
This beautiful set augments our "All Aboard Please!" issue of 1999, proving that, like buses, good stamps are worth the wait! Now, as then, the images are specially-commissioned from Isle of Man artist Peter Hearsey, while local historian Richard Davis provides the commentary.
These new stamps feature Manx buses from both the Douglas Corporation and Road Services fleets and 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of their amalgamation to form Isle of Man National Transport.
|Stamp Size||36 x 36mm|
|Perforations||13 per 2cms|
|Paper||110gms PVA gummed|
|No. of Stamps||6|
|Format||Sheets of 25|
|Issue Date||15th July 2015|
Product Code: TJ31
The island’s rich transport heritage is exemplified in this beautiful set of six stamps, designed by world renowned automotive history artist Peter Hearsey. The latest stamps from Isle of Man Post Office show a selection of Manx public transport buses from Douglas Corporation and Road Services fleets, entering service on the Isle of Man in the 1930s and 40s. Each bus is picked out in creative SPOT UV varnish for a luminous, bright finish.
Product Code: TJ91
This beautiful set of six stamps specially-commissioned from Isle of Man artist Peter Hearsey feature on this highly collectable Isle of Man First Day Cover, postmarked with a quirky bus ticket cancellation for the first day of issue, and accompanied by an illustrated information card written by local historian Richard Davis.
Product Code: TJ41
This colourful set of six stamps standout against the black mount which safely holds the mint set of Manx Buses stamps in this four-sided mini-folder, which features Isle of Man Road Services major post-war fleet replacement, the Leyland Titan PD2s lined-up on the front cover, as well as commentary from local historian Richard Davis inside.