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Green Mann - Food Matters on the Isle of Man

Collection Issue Date: 3rd May 2017

A delicious set of stamps celebrating the Island's food industry.

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present this delicious set of six stamps celebrating the Island's landscape and the horticultural, farming and fishing heritage and our diverse group of food producers.

The issue has accompanying text by Chris Collins, former Blue Peter head gardener and who more recently appeared as a judge on 'Young Gardener of the Year' and presented his own BBC4 documentary 'Wonder of Weeds'.

The six stamps in the collection feature artist Nicola Dixon's bright distinctive style interspersed with her use of Celtic interlace and spiritual elements, notably the triskel, a triple spiral and complex Celtic symbol which is often referred to as a triskelion.

Issue Information

These cute and colourful stamps were designed by Manx artist Nicola Dixon and each stamp has a quirky title representing the subject matter:

• 1st – Farm to Yarn
• 1st – Fish to Dish
• EU – Welly to Belly
• 98p – Cow to Cup
• RoW – Tree to Table
• £2.52 – Field to Fork

The landscapes featured on the stamps are based on real locations on the Isle of Man and they are shown off beautifully on these long portrait stamps.
Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins brings his unique view point to our issue text which also has a contribution from the Isle of Man's Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

Available in the collection are:

• Stamp Set (Mint and CTO)
• Presentation Pack
• First Day Cover
• Sheet Set
• Self Adhesive Booklet

Chris Collins

The issue has accompanying text by Chris Collins, former Blue Peter head gardener and who more recently appeared as a judge on 'Young Gardener of the Year' and presented his own BBC4 documentary 'Wonder of Weeds'. Chris highlights the benefits of local produce and describes the Isle of Man as a treasure trove in this regard due to the abundance of fruit orchards, fresh fish, farm products and fresh veg.

Chris Collins, said: "It's a privilege for me to be asked be a part of this wonderful project. Not least to promote and let the world know about the excellent fresh produce currently being produced by the Isle of Man but also to be working with such a friendly Island and its generous people."

Chris Collins with the Green Mann stamps.

Nicola Dixon

The six stamps in the collection feature artist Nicola Dixon's bright distinctive style interspersed with her use of Celtic interlace and spiritual elements, notably the triskel, a triple spiral and complex Celtic symbol which is often referred to as a triskelion.

Nicola Dixon's distinctive style is well known on the Isle of Man, where it has been seen in various forms for over 25 years. Nicola initially made unique hand-painted jewellery, and later transferred the style to original paintings, greetings cards and sailing event artwork.

Nicola Dixon with the Green Mann stamps.

Technical Information

Images

Nicola Dixon

Design

EJC Design

Text

Chris Collins, Isle of Man Department of Environment. Food and Agriculture

Printer

Cartor

Process

Offset Lithography

Colours

Four

Paper

110gms PVA Gummed

Perforations

14 per 2cm

Stamp Size

45.79 x 24mm

No. of Stamps

Six

Format

24 Stamps per sheet

Date of Issue

3rd May 2017

Collection Products

Limited Edition Triskel Landscape Print signed by Nicola Dixon
Limited Edition Triskel Landscape Print signed by Nicola Dixon

Product Code: VG68
Product Issue Date: 3rd May 2017

This eye catching limited edition print of section of the Manx landscape formed of a large triskel, shaped by paths, roads and the coast line was specially commissioned for the front cover of the presentation pack of the Green Mann stamp collection. All the themes within the stamps are beautifully displayed in this one stamp and in the centre of the Triskel stands a Green Mann.
These prints, on archival matte paper using light-fast pigmented inks, each have an image size of 30 x 17cm, media and is a limited edition of 333.

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