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The Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary 1965 - 2015

Collection Issue Date: 3rd July 2015

IOMPS capture six endangered species kept safe at Curraghs Wildlife Park

The Isle of Man Post Office is very pleased to present a set of six stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the one of the Island's most popular attractions and to recognise the Park's impressive work in animal husbandry and education that is so vital to the preservation of rare species and the awareness of future generations. The images throughout the issue are the work of the Isle of Man Photographic Society.

Technical Information

Photography The Isle of Man Photographic Society
Design Home Strategic
Text Kathleen Graham
Printer Cartor
Stamp Size 42 x 28mm
Colours 4
Process Offset Lithography
Perforations 14 per 2cms
Paper 110 gms PVA Gummed
No. of Stamps 6
Format Sheets of 18
Issue date 3rd July 2015

Collection Products

Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary Sets and Sheets
Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary Sets and Sheets

Six of the world's most endangered species conserved at the Curraghs Wildlife Park are captured by the Isle of Man Photographic Society to produce a set of six stamps celebrating 50 years impressive work in animal husbandry and education that is so vital to the preservation of these rare species including fishing cats, red pandas, Humboldt penguins, Waldrapp ibis, ruffed lemur and the Rodrigues fruit bat, to name but a few.

Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary First Day Cover
Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary First Day Cover

The full set of six stamps dedicated the Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th anniversary and the rare species bred to increase endangered species population numbers adorn this colourful collectable Isle of Man Post Office First Day Cover, cancelled with a unique postmark for the first day of issue and accompanied by an illustrated information card focusing on the Park's achievements since opening in 1965.

Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary Presentation Pack
Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary Presentation Pack

A mint condition set of the six Isle of Man Post Office stamps produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Curraghs Wildlife Park are contained inside this highly collectable four-sided mini-folder which features a profile on each of the rare species captured by the Isle of Man Photographic Society as well as the Park's friends and volunteers who help the Park with captive breeding and public engagement programmes.

Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary Postcards
Curraghs Wildlife Park 50th Anniversary Postcards

A handsome set of six postcards features the stamp artwork sized A6 with the corresponding animals profile on the reverse. Perfect to afix a stamp and post worldwide to raise awareness of the endangeredness of these animals.


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