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Centenary of the Women's Institute

Collection Issue Date: 25th April 2015

Rose scented stamps mark 100 years of camaraderie and campaigning.

The Isle of Man Post Office is proud to have collaborated with the Isle of Man branch of the Women's Institute on this set of stamps in celebration of one hundred years of camaraderie and campaigning work to improve society in so many vital aspects. Like their WI Centenary symbol our stamps are rose-scented...

Issue Information

Isle of Man Post Office in collaboration with the Isle of Man WI Federation mark its centenary anniversary celebration with a rose scented set of six stamps, depicting a range of images of both the current Isle of Man chapter as well as some of the WIs most famous campaigns over the past 100 years, and a selection of Island members.

Each stamp is set on special rose scented paper with the pink rose embled which represents 100 years of contribution.

The WI was established in 1915 in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey with the aim of revitalising rural life and educating and inspiring women where ever their life leads them. Nowadays, the aims have widened but many WI members still join primarily to make new friends, learn and develop skills and make positive changes to their local - and in many cases national – community and the activities members engage with have changed. WI is the largest women's voluntary membership organisation in the UK and currently has over 212,000 members in 6,600 WIs across England, Wales and the Islands.

Every WI belongs to a Federation, of which there are 69 in total. The Isle of Man Federation was formed in 1950 and currently has 750 members in 30 WIs. Its members have always taken an active interest in island life and getting involved in a huge range of activities.

Technical Information

Design Isle of Man Advertising
Text The Women's Institute
Printer Lowe Martin
Format Sheets of 20 Stamps
Process Offset Lithography
Colours 4
Paper 110gms PVA Gummed, rose-scented lacquer
Perforations 14 per 2cms
Stamp Size 36 x 36mm
No. of Stamps 6
Issue date 25th April 2015

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Centenary of the Women's Institute Sets and Sheets
Centenary of the Women's Institute Sets and Sheets

Product Code: TG31

This set of six stamps depicts a range of images of both the current Isle of Man WI chapter as well as some of the WIs most famous campaigns over the past 100 years, and a selection of Island members. Each stamp is set on special rose scented paper with the pink rose emblem which represents 100 years of contribution.

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Centenary of the Women's Institute First Day Cover
Centenary of the Women's Institute First Day Cover

Product Code: TG91

The set of six stamps, covering various topics from Equal Pay for Women, Fair Deals for Farmers, and Keep Britain Tidy to Organ Donation, feature on this highly-collectable Isle of Man First Day Cover, accompanied by an information card explaining more about 100 years of camaraderie and campaigning work and the Isle of Man WI Federation.

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Centenary of the Women's Institute Presentation Pack
Centenary of the Women's Institute Presentation Pack

Product Code: TG41

This Isle of Man Presentation Pack contains the full set of six truly unique rose scented stamps celebrating the centenary anniversary of the Women's Institute, featuring 100 years of campaigning work, plus words about the WI of today, the aims of the organisation and the Isle of Man Federation.

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