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Centenary of the 37¾ miles Isle of Man TT Course

Collection Issue Date: 30th September 2020

Home of the World’s Greatest Road Races

The Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of eight stamps to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 37¾ mile Isle of Man TT Course. Providing a then and now look at the Course, we picture the vantage points where fans have gathered in their thousands to witness best in class road racing.

Issue Information

2020 marks 100 years since the creation of the 37 ¾ mile course on the world famous TT circuit. Within this issue of 8 stamps we present a comparative look through the history of the course with 1920’s TT photography presented alongside modern images in order to display the changes to the well-known course as well as the advancements in bike design and innovation. 

The ‘then and now’ theme focuses on four iconic corners of the course; Signpost Corner, Cronk-Ny-Mona, Governors Bridge and Glencrutchery Road. 

The original course (1907) was the St John’s Short Course, covering a distance of just 15 miles. Although racing on this course was popular, the engineering capabilities at the time limited the motorcycles from venturing further afield and onto a more demanding circuit.

The 1920 race was also the reintroduction of the TT post World War 1. During this period, engineering had progressed rapidly. Subsequently, changes to the circuit layout were made and the 37 ¾ mile course was born; and with it a much more daunting and challenging task. It was in 1920 that the first races took place on the course in its current iteration, the same notorious course that is still raced on to this day.

Through the use of comparative archival and modern imagery, we provide a celebration of the 37 ¾ mile course and an insight into the longevity of the circuit as well as the modernisation of the bikes that compete. 

Technical Information

Text Adrian Earnshaw
Design Isle of Man Advertising
Printer Cartor
Process Offset Lithography
Colours 4
Paper 110 gms PVA gummed
Perforations 13 per 2cm
Stamp Size 28 x 42mm se-tenent
Format Sheets of 10
Date of Issue  30th September 2020

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Centenary of the 37¾ miles Isle of Man TT Course Set and Sheet Set
Centenary of the 37¾ miles Isle of Man TT Course Set and Sheet Set

Product Code: YH31
Product Issue Date: 30th September 2020

This eight stamp collection celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 37¾ mile Isle of Man TT Course. Providing a then and now look at the Course, each stamp illustrates the vantage points where fans have gathered in their thousands to witness best in class road racing.

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Centenary of the 37¾ miles Isle of Man TT Course Presentation Pack
Centenary of the 37¾ miles Isle of Man TT Course Presentation Pack

Product Code: YH41
Product Issue Date: 30th September 2020

A full set of eight mint stamps are presented on a black mount inside this four page glossy folder. Inside you will unveil fascinating issue text by TT expert Adrian Earnshaw about the history of the 37¾ course, highlighting the two golden eras in the history of the event.

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Centenary of the 37¾ miles Isle of Man TT Course First Day Cover
Centenary of the 37¾ miles Isle of Man TT Course First Day Cover

Product Code: YH91
Product Issue Date: 30th September 2020

Presented on the front of this vibrant, red deluxe envelope is eight stamps depicting a 'then and now' look at the iconic 37¾ mile Isle of Man TT Course.

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