Stamps & Coins
Shop by Collection
Shop by Product

Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune

Collection Issue Date: 25th September 2021

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the birth of Nelson’s First Lieutenant

Captain John Quilliam, Admiral Nelson’s First Lieutenant

This set of six stamps chronicles the life and achievements of one of the Isle of Man’s greatest figures, Captain John Quilliam who was born 250 years ago on 29th September 1771 in the village of Marown. Having served as first lieutenant on the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, Quilliam’s career at sea tells a fascinating tale of a Manxman’s travels around the world.

The stamps have been designed by Quilliam Society member and artist Colleen Corlett who brings Quilliam's story to life using utilising photographs, portraits, statues and images of Quilliam memorabilia. Colleen has used a combination of digital and hand-painted content in addition to historical imagery she has included roundels on each stamp which are a mixture of portraits and relevant medallions and coins. The issue text has been written by Frank Cowin, who, alongside Andrew Bond and Andrew Lambert, is the co-author of Favourite of Fortune, Captain John Quilliam, Hero of Trafalgar, the book for which the collection is named after.

Issue Information

The Story of the Stamps

  • Christened in St Runius & Buried in Arbory - 1st Class Value
  • John Quilliam the Royal Navy & the Ambassador in China - EU Value
  • John Quilliam in the Battle of Camperdown - Large Letter Value 
  • HMS Ethalion takes Thetis & Quilliam is a Rich Man - Rest of the World Value
  • Victory at Trafalgar - USA Value (Featuring a depiction of the stain glass window at Arbory Church which was also designed by Colleen Corlett)
  • John Quilliam MHK & Balcony House Castletown - EU Large Letter Value

Available in the collection:

Technical Information

Design Colleen Corlett
Text Frank Cowin 
Printer Cartor
Process Offset Lithography
Colours 4
Paper 110 gms PVA gummed
Perforations 13 per 2cm
Stamp Size 40 x 30mm
Format Sheets of 15
Date of Issue 25th September 2021

Collection Products

Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune Signed Collection
Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune Signed Collection

Product Code: ZK95
Product Issue Date: 21st October 2021

This stamp collection is named after the book Favourite of Fortune, Captain John Quilliam, Hero of Trafalgar which was co-written by issue text writer Frank Cowin. We are pleased to present this exquisite collection of the book signed by Cowin and special cover signed by the stamp designer Colleen Corlett. The collection is a limited edition of just 50 and as it is issued with a special postmark for Trafalgar Day (21st October), it's a must have for any maritime history enthusiast.

Limited Edition

Free Shipping


Price: £50.00

Quantity:


Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune Set & Sheet Set
Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune Set & Sheet Set

Product Code: ZK31
Product Issue Date: 25th September 2021

One of the Isle of Man’s greatest figures, Captain John Quilliam, Admiral Nelson's First Lieutenant onboard HMS Victory, is the focus of this six stamp collection.

Free Shipping


Please Select:

Quantity:


Captain John Quilliam RN Presentation Pack
Captain John Quilliam RN Presentation Pack

Product Code: ZK41
Product Issue Date: 25th September 2021

The front cover of this deluxe four page folder charts the biography of Quilliam through his life, with the use of historical imagery and a mixture of portraits and relevant medallions and coins.

Free Shipping


Price: £9.65

Quantity:


Captain John Quilliam RN First Day Cover
Captain John Quilliam RN First Day Cover

Product Code: ZK91
Product Issue Date: 25th September 2021

All six stamps are presented on the front of this deluxe envelope, cancelled with a unique anchor postmark paying tribute to Captain John Quilliam's career at sea.

Free Shipping


Price: £9.60

Quantity:



×

Your Interests: