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The Manx Christmas Prayer Book

Collection Issue Date: 23rd October 2015

The 250th anniversary of the first prayer book published in Manx Gaelic.

The Isle of Man Post Office is very pleased to present this sparkling set of five stamps to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first prayer book published in Manx. Local artist Julia Ashby Smyth has focussed on a selection of Manx words and religious emblems most closely associated with the spiritual aspects of Christmas and winter festival.

Technical Information

Illustrations Julia Ashby Smyth
Design EJC Design
Text Valerie Caine, Julia Ashby-Smyth
Printer Lowe Martin Group
Stamp Size 32 x 26mm
Colours 4
Process Offset Lithography
Paper Self-adhesive
No. of Stamps 5
Format Sheets of 25
Issue Date 23rd October 2015

Collection Products

The Manx Christmas Prayer Book Self-Adhesive Booklet
The Manx Christmas Prayer Book Self-Adhesive Booklet

Product Code: TO71

A handy wallet-sized booklet of ten self-adhesive stamps each valid for the delivery of letter mail to the UK and within the Isle of Man. This booklet also contains ten decorative letter seals to add festive cheer to your Christmas mailing.

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The Manx Christmas Prayer Book Sets and Sheets
The Manx Christmas Prayer Book Sets and Sheets

Product Code: TO31

A sparkling set of five stamps illustrated by Julia Ashby Smyth highlight Manx words and religious symbols contained in the first edition of the Manx Prayer Book published 250 years ago this Christmas by Bishop Phillips and the Manx clergy. Available to pre-order now in sheets of 25 self-adhesive stamps or self-adhesive set of five mint or CTO (Cancelled to Order) stamps.

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The Manx Christmas Prayer Book First Day Cover
The Manx Christmas Prayer Book First Day Cover

Product Code: TO91

This highly-collectable festive First Day Cover contains the story of the beginnings of the first prayer book translated into Manx by Bishop Phillips in 1765. Local artist Julia Ashby Smyth's interpretation of the text depicted on the stamps are joined together by a unique Isle of Man postmark of the symbol of light or 'Soilshey' in Manx Gaelic.

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The Manx Christmas Prayer Book Presentation Pack
The Manx Christmas Prayer Book Presentation Pack

Product Code: TO41

The mint set of five Christmas 2015 stamps are contained inside this highly-illustrated four page mini folder featuring the story of the issue and artist Julia Ashby Smyth's commentary about her artistic translation from text to these miniature works of art.

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