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Aviation Anniversaries

Collection Issue Date: 28th May 2024

A collection of six stamps highlighting landmark British aviation anniversaries

Step into the fascinating realm of British aviation history with Isle of Man Post Office's commemorative stamp collection. Celebrating a century of flight milestones, these six stamps vividly capture iconic moments and innovations. From the pioneering days of Imperial Airways forging global air routes to the legendary Fleet Air Arm's pivotal role in naval aviation, each stamp is a window into the past. Delve into the technological marvels of the English Electric Canberra and the Avro Shackleton, and relive the glamour and tragedy of the de Havilland Comet. Finally, soar with the Red Arrows, epitomising precision and excellence in aerobatic display. This collection is a must-have for both philatelists and aviation enthusiasts alike, offering a timeless tribute to Britain's aviation legacy.

Crafted in collaboration with Brian Riddle, ex-Chief Librarian of the Royal Aeronautical Society, this collection features six vintage-style posters, encapsulating aviation's golden era with exquisite detail.

Issue Information

85p Stamp - 100th Anniversary of Imperial Airways: As a pioneer in commercial aviation worldwide, Imperial Airways laid the foundation for modern air travel, connecting distant corners of the globe and ushering in a new era of transportation.

£1.60 Stamp - 100th Anniversary of the Fleet Air Arm: The Fleet Air Arm has served as an integral part of the Royal Navy, providing aerial support and defence capabilities that have safeguarded maritime interests and national security.

£1.60 Stamp - 75th Anniversary of the English Electric Canberra: A pioneering aircraft renowned for its versatility and innovation, the English Electric Canberra played a crucial role in military operations and reconnaissance missions.

£2.31 Stamp - 75th Anniversary of the De Havilland Comet: The world's first commercial jetliner revolutionised air travel with its ground-breaking design and technological advancements, marking a major milestone in the history of aviation.

£2.31 Stamp - 75th Anniversary of the Avro Shackleton: A stalwart of maritime patrol and reconnaissance, the Avro Shackleton served with distinction in various roles, demonstrating its reliability and endurance over the decades.

£2.72 Stamp - 60th Anniversary of the Red Arrows: Recognised globally as a symbol of precision and excellence, the Red Arrows aerobatic display team has captivated audiences for six decades with their breath-taking performances. We are delighted to be a licensed partner of the Red Arrows 60th Diamond Season and look forward to welcoming them to the Island in TT 2024.  

Whether you're a philatelist or an aviation enthusiast this stamp collection is perfect for framing, displaying, or gifting. Own your piece of aviation history and discover the fascinating stories behind this limited release collection of stamps.

© Aviation Ancestry Collection / © Onslows Auctioneers / The Land of Lost Content Collection

All courtesy of Mary Evans Picture Library

© Manx Mania © Ministry of Defence

Technical Information

Images  Mary Evans Picture Library
Design Glazier Design
Text Brian Riddle
Printer bpost
Process Offset Lithography
Colours Four
Paper 413 Tru White Litho 110g FSC
Perforations 11.5 per 2cms
Stamp Size 40mm x 31.66mm
Number of Stamps Six
Format Sheets of 20
Date of Issue 4th January 2024
Limited Editions Presentation Pack: 1100 First Day Cover: 1500

Collection Products

Aviation Anniversaries First Day Cover
Aviation Anniversaries First Day Cover

Product Code: ADH91
Product Issue Date: 28th May 2024

Celebrate a century of British aviation excellence with our first day cover; featuring stunning artwork inspired by the key anniversaries celebrated in our stamp collection, including the 100th anniversary of Imperial Airways and the 60th anniversary of the iconic Red Arrows.

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Price: £12.54


Aviation Anniversaries Presentation Pack
Aviation Anniversaries Presentation Pack

Product Code: ADH41
Product Issue Date: 28th May 2024

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of British aviation with our exclusive presentation pack, featuring the complete set of Aviation Anniversaries stamps with text by Brian Riddle, former Chief Librarian of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

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Price: £12.49


Aviation Anniversaries Set
Aviation Anniversaries Set

Product Code: ADH31
Product Issue Date: 28th May 2024

Step into the captivating world of British aviation history with our commemorative stamp set. Each stamp beautifully depicts a milestone moment, from the pioneering days of Imperial Airways to the thrilling aerobatics of the Red Arrows

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Price: £11.39



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