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Invention and Innovation – Dr John C Taylor OBE

Collection Issue Date: 13th September 2017

A stunning set of 6 stamps celebrating the innovative genius of Dr John C Taylor

This Isle of Man Post Office collection celebrates the ingenuity and innovation of one of Britain’s greatest inventors. Isle of Man resident Dr John C Taylor OBE has lived a fascinating life, as an entrepreneur, adventurer, horologist, author, architect, benefactor and much more, and each these six stamps highlights a remarkable achievement.

Issue Information

This Isle of Man Post Office celebration of the life and career of innovator Dr John C Taylor OBE highlights some of his many great achievements.

The Isle of Man resident is a celebrated horologist and his extensive clock collection, and the incredible Chronophage clocks he has designed, are prominent among the designs. Of equal importance are two inventions which have been central to his life; the Otter G switch, a temperature-sensitive thermostat used in everything from motorcars to hairdryers, and the bimetal kettle switch used in millions of households every day.

His Isle of Man home Arragon Mooar is bursting with unique design features created by Dr Taylor, and it is showcased among these stamps. The distinctive floor design found inside the house forms an integral element of every stamp.

Finally, Dr Taylor’s philanthropy is recognised through a celebration of the Taylor Library at Cambridge University’s Corpus Christi and the Professorship of Innovation established at Cambridge’s Engineering Department.

This is only part of his philanthropic work, which has been shared across many walks of life. Of particular importance to Dr Taylor is the Teapot Trust, and all funds received by Dr Taylor from sales of these stamps will be donated to that charity.

It was established in 2010 to build resilience in children with chronic illness by encouraging them to express emotions, mentally overcome the challenges linked to their condition and develop healthy coping mechanisms. Participating in art therapy can contribute to positive mental health, provide peer interaction and a sense of community within the hospital environment.

The Trust was founded by Dr Laura N Young MBE and her husband Dr John Young after identifying gaps in the care of their daughter Verity.  Verity spent a lot of time in hospital during her eight years of life receiving treatment for Lupus and then cancer.

Each stamp includes an element of varnish finish and a metallic ink, as well as an elliptical device, shown on the stamps and in the perforations, to echo the shape of Dr Taylor’s famous bimetal kettle switch.

The stamps are available as sheets, in a collectable Presentation Pack, on an official First Day cover and also as part of an essential Prestige Booklet telling more of Dr Taylor’s story.

Technical Information

Text

Dr John C Taylor OBE

Design

Isle of Man Advertising

Printer

Enschedé

Process

Offset Lithography

Colours

4 plus metallic and varnish

Paper

110gms PVA gummed

Perforations

12.5 per 2cm

Stamp Size

40 x 40mm

No. of Stamps

6

Format

50 Stamps per sheet

Date of Issue

13th September 2017

Collection Products

SEPAC Folder 2017
SEPAC Folder 2017

Product Code: VM43
Product Issue Date: 27th October 2017

This beautiful six page full colour folder features a stamp from each of the twelve members of the Small European Postal Administrations Cooperative (SEPAC). The theme this year is 'Local Handcrafts of Europe'.
Isle of Man Stamps and Coins have chosen the stamp featuring Dr John C Taylor's Clock Collection from the Invention and Innovation issue for this collection.


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Invention and Innovation Dr John C Taylor Sets and Sheets
Invention and Innovation Dr John C Taylor Sets and Sheets

Product Code: VM31
Product Issue Date: 13th September 2017

A stunning set of six stamps celebrating the innovation and ingenuity of inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE, highlighting significant aspects of his amazing life and career.

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Invention & Innovation Dr John C Taylor First Day Cover
Invention & Innovation Dr John C Taylor First Day Cover

Product Code: VM91
Product Issue Date: 13th September 2017

The full six stamp issue celebrating the ingenuity of Dr John C Taylor OBE are presented on this envelope, cancelled with the first day of issue and featuring a unique postmark.

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Invention & Innovation Dr John C Taylor Presentation Pack
Invention & Innovation Dr John C Taylor Presentation Pack

Product Code: VM41
Product Issue Date: 13th September 2017

This eight-page booklet reveals the inspiration behind the Invention and Innovation – Dr John C Taylor OBE stamp collection, and includes a mint condition set of all six stamps.

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Invention and Innovation Dr John C Taylor Self Adhesive Pane
Invention and Innovation Dr John C Taylor Self Adhesive Pane

Product Code: VM36
Product Issue Date: 13th October 2017

This self-adhesive pane features a full set of the Invention and Innovation Dr John C Taylor Stamp Issue.

A stunning set of six stamps celebrating the innovation and ingenuity of inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE, highlighting significant aspects of his amazing life and career.

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Invention and Innovation Dr John C Taylor Prestige Booklet
Invention and Innovation Dr John C Taylor Prestige Booklet

Product Code: VM71
Product Issue Date: 13th October 2017

A stunning collectable exploring the amazing life and career of innovator and inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE, including two complete sets of Isle of Man Post Office’s celebratory stamp issue.

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