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Christmas Pantomimes by Christopher Biggins

Collection Issue Date: 20th October 2016

A colourful celebration of the Christmas tradition of pantomime

A colourful celebration of the Christmas tradition of pantomime with words by the 'Grand Dame of British theatre' Christopher Biggins.


Isle of Man Post Office marks the festive season with six fun-filled and colourful stamps celebrating pantomime, a Christmas tradition which has delighted for generations in theatres and community halls across the Isle of Man and British Isles.

Issue Information

Issue information

To celebrate the festive season, Isle of Man Post Office is delighted to bring you a fun-filled and colourful set of six Christmas stamps to enjoy.

The vibrant designs pay tribute to one of the great Christmas traditions – pantomime – recalling some of the famous shows which have delighted audiences young and old throughout the generations, from tiny village halls to glorious theatres.

Across the British Isles each winter professional and amateur performers take to the stage to keep the panto tradition alive. It has become as much a part of Christmas as the tree and turkey, and is embraced across the Isle of Man as communities come together to produce their shows.

The six stamps recall familiar shows which have been staged in the Isle of Man over the years – The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Robin Hood – reminding everyone of their own pantomime experiences.

The story of the tradition is written by eminent panto performer Christopher Biggins, a familiar face from stage and screen who is without doubt the ‘Grand Dame of British Theatre’. Alison Lodge, who is heavily involved in pantomime production in the Isle of Man, offers a Manx perspective.

Anyone who misses out on this wonderful Christmas stamp issue will be very disappointed - Oh no they won’t. Oh, yes they will!

The Christmas Pantomime stamp issue is available as a set and in sheet format, in mint condition or Cancelled to Order, as well as on a First Day Cover and as part of a Presentation Pack.

Technical Information

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Design

 fresh

Text

 Christopher Biggins, Alison Lodge

Printer

 Lowe-Martin

Stamp Size

 32 x 26mm

Colours

 4

Process

 Offset Lithography

Paper

 110gms PVA Gummed

Perforations

 13.3 per 2cms

No. of Stamps

 6

Format

 Sheets of 25

Issue Date

 20th October 2016

Collection Products

Christmas Pantomimes First Day Cover signed by Christopher Biggins
Christmas Pantomimes First Day Cover signed by Christopher Biggins

Product Code: UP95
Product Issue Date: 17th November 2016

A wonderful Christmas collectable, and an essential for any Christopher Biggins fan! This limited edition Isle of Man Post Office First Day Cover features all six of our Christmas Pantomime stamps, a colourful, vibrant design and a unique cancellation for the first day of issue, signed by Christopher Biggins. There are just 500 of these colourful collectables available.

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