A commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the war to end all wars.
To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Isle of Man Post Office commissioned a very special collection of stamps remembering the people who lived through 'the war to end all wars'.
Evocative photos from the First World War and the familiar red poppy adorn this important set of six stamps marking 100 years since the outbreak of the 'Great War', and remembering the human cost of the conflict.
The reality of the trench warfare endured during World War One is central to this very special issue, commissioned by the Isle of Man Post Office to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities.
The six stamp set features revealing black and white archive photos giving a small insight into the trench life experienced by the troops.
They are available as a set, in mint condition or Cancelled to Order (postmarked to match the day of issue), and in eight-stamp sheets of each value. There is also the highly collectable Presentation Pack, the essential First Day Cover and a very special folder which will be in demand among stamp and military history enthusiasts.
Whatever you choose, all products come with free worldwide delivery.
Paying tribute to those from the Isle of Man whose lives were touched by the war, text for the Presentation Pack, First Day Cover information card and special folder has been supplied by Colonel Charles Wilson, Honorary Colonel of the Isle of Man Army Cadet Force, heirs to this Manx military tradition.
The centenary of the start of World War One, in 2014, provides a reminder of the sacrifices made. This issue is part of that commemoration, and a lasting tribute to all those involved, those in uniform and the civilians.
|Text||Colonel Charles Wilson|
|Format||Sheest of 8 Stamps|
|Paper||110gms PVA Gummed|
|Perforations||14 per 2cms|
|Stamp Size||42.58 x 28.45mm|
|No. of Stamps||6|
|Date of Issue||19th February 2014|
Product Code: SB20
This specially-struck medallion commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, and pays tribute to all the Manx men and women involved in the conflict and affected by the events which took place between 1914 and 1918. It is limited to just 750 pieces and is sure to be a highly prized collectable, as well as a fitting commemoration of this anniversary. The medallion is struck in zinc alloy and plated in a silver-coloured nickel which showcases the outstanding embossed designs on both sides. Measuring 40mm in diameter, it is available in a velvet pouch or presented in a special case.
Product Code: SB43
The ultimate collection of the Isle of Man Post Offices commemorative issues marking 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, this special folder is a fascinating and absorbing look at life in the trenches.
Product Issue Date: 31st July 2015
This is the first book to ever be published about the Isle of Man postal history of internment mail and is fully illustrated throughout and incorporates related banknotes, maps and postcards. It will appeal to the collector of this fascinating aspect of Manx postal history as well as anyone interested in Isle of Man interment during the First and Second World Wars.
Product Code: SB50
Written by Matthew Richardson, Manx National Heritage Curator for Social History, this fascinating new book charts how the Isle of Man endured the ordeal of the First World War. Previously untold personal stories from men, women and children are revealed, alongside letters home from Manx soldiers and sailors, poetry and art produced in reaction to the conflict.