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Mark Cavendish MBE - The Manx Missile

Collection Issue Date: 19th June 2012

A celebration of cycling superstar Mark Cavendish, Tour de France stage winner.

A stunning range of collectables and gifts celebrating a true sporting great as he continues an outstanding career in international cycling, this is the Isle of Man Post Office's tribute to our very own 'Manx Missile', Mark Cavendish MBE, Tour de France hero, World Champion and a legend in the making.

Issue Information

The Isle of Man Post Office's unique tribute to Mark Cavendish, released in 2012 to commemorate a year in which he won the Tour de France's Green Jersey, became World Cycling Road Race Champion, was awarded the MBE and was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The seven stamps feature Cavendish in action, doing what he does best! 

Complete with free worldwide delivery.

'Cav' has continued to stamp his authority on the world of international cycling with more victories since this issue, and his astounding career takes him closer to the title 'legend', making every part of this issue even more collectable.

The Isle of Man is rightly proud of 'Manx Missile' Mark Cavendish, and this is his homeland's acknowledgement of a spectacular sporting career, which still has more to deliver.

Technical Information

Design Ruth Sutherland
Photos Tim De Waele
Getty Images
Text Richard Allen
Printer Lowe-Martin
Process Offset Lithography
Colours 4
Paper 110 gms
Perforations 14 per 2cms
Sheet Format Sheets of 20 stamps
Stamp Size 40 x 40mm
Date of Issue 19th June 2012

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Mark Cavendish Sets & Sheets
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