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Battle of the Somme

Collection Issue Date: 17th February 2016

Continuing our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I.

The battle of attrition on the Western Front during World War I is recalled by the Isle of Man Post Office in evocative imagery from the Somme.

Issue Information

As part of a continuing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, Isle of Man Post Office looks to the Battle of the Somme for this issue.

The decision to beginning fighting on the Somme, taken for political reasons, saw fresh battle lines open in the battle of attrition which defined the Western Front. The furnace of war also forged massive and rapid change in military tactics, as depicted in the stamps from this issue.

The advent of tanks, heavy artillery and even chemical warfare are all marked, along with a tribute to those who were lost – ‘the missing of the Somme’.

The evocative images, demonstrating the fury of war, come chiefly from the Mary Evans Picture Library and the Robert Hunt Collection, while accompanying expert text has been penned by Matthew Richardson of Manx National Heritage.

This set is a highly collectable for anyone with an interest in World War I and all military history, as well as essential for those who already have earlier commemorative issues.

As with previous issues commemorating WWI, this issue is in support of the Royal British Legion, and is available is available as a set or in sheet format, in mint condition or cancelled to order (CTO), on a First Day Cover and in a Presentation Pack.

Technical Information

Design

 EJC Design

Text

 Matthew Richardson, Manx National Heritage

Format

 Sheets of 6 Stamps

Process

 Offset Lithography

Colours

 4

Paper

 110gms PVA Gummed

Perforations

 14 per 2cms

Stamp Size

 42.58 x 28.45mm

No. of Stamps

 6

Date of Issue

 17th February 2016

Collection Products

The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme Memorials Commemorative Envelope
The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme Memorials Commemorative Envelope

Product Code: UD95
Product Issue Date: 1st July 2016

To coincide with The Somme Service of Commemoration at the Thiepval Memorial, France we mark the official 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with this multi-national memorial special envelope.

As with the rest of the collectables within the collection, this special envelope is in support of the Royal British Legion

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The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme Memorials Sheetlet
The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme Memorials Sheetlet

Product Code: UD64
Product Issue Date: 1st July 2016

To coincide with The Somme Service of Commemoration at the Thiepval Memorial, France we mark the official 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with this multi-national memorial sheetlet.

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Battle of the Somme Sheet Set
Battle of the Somme Sheet Set

Product Code: UD66
Product Issue Date: 17th February 2016

A sheet set of six sheets with six stamps featuring evocative period images recalling the horrors of the battle of attrition on the Western Front during World War I. Inspired by the fighting on the Somme, the collection traces the fast-paced development of warfare in these horrendous conditions, and remembers those who were the lost – 'the missing of the Somme'.

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Battle of the Somme Set
Battle of the Somme Set

Product Code: UD31
Product Issue Date: 17th February 2016

A set of six stamps featuring evocative period images recalling the horrors of the battle of attrition on the Western Front during World War I. Inspired by the fighting on the Somme, the collection traces the fast-paced development of warfare in these horrendous conditions, and remembers those who were the lost – ‘the missing of the Somme’.

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Battle of the Somme First Day Cover
Battle of the Somme First Day Cover

Product Code: UD91
Product Issue Date: 17th February 2016

The full set of six stamps commemorating the Battle of the Somme and the fighting on the Western Front during World War I is displayed on this highly collectable Isle of Man Post Office First Day Cover. It includes a unique cancellation with the date of the first day of issue, and an information card detailing the impact of this battle of attrition written by Matthew Richardson of Manx National Heritage.

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Battle of the Somme Presentation Pack
Battle of the Somme Presentation Pack

Product Code: UD41
Product Issue Date: 17th February 2016

Presented in a handsome four-page mini brochure is a full, mint-condition set of six stamps commemorating the Battle of the Somme, part of the Isle of Man Post Office’s ongoing observation of the 100th anniversary of WWI. The brochure itself includes an expert look at the fighting on the Western Front, including tactics and weapons, written by Matthew Richardson of Manx National Heritage, and a tribute to Ashley Watterson McGain, who was killed, aged 23, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

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