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Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune Set & Sheet Set

One of the Isle of Man’s greatest figures, Captain John Quilliam, Admiral Nelson's First Lieutenant onboard HMS Victory, is the focus of this six stamp collection.

Product Description
  • Isle of Man Post Office celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the birth of one of the Island’s most famous sons with this  fascinating six stamp collection. The stamps have been designed by Quilliam Society member and artist Colleen Corlett who brings Quilliam's story to life using utilising photographs, portraits, statues and images of Quilliam memorabilia. Corlett has used a combination of digital and hand-painted content in addition to historical imagery she has included roundels on each stamp which are a mixture of portraits and relevant medallions and coins.

    The issue text has been written by Frank Cowin, who, alongside Andrew Bond and Andrew Lambert, is the co-author of Favourite of Fortune, Captain John Quilliam, Hero of Trafalgar, the book for which the collection is named after.

    Stamps and their values

    • Christened in St Runius & Buried in Arbory - 1st Class Value
    • John Quilliam the Royal Navy & the Ambassador in China - EU Value
    • John Quilliam in the Battle of Camperdown - Large Letter Value 
    • HMS Ethalion takes Thetis & Quilliam is a Rich Man - Rest of the World Value
    • Victory at Trafalgar - USA Value (Featuring a depiction of the stain glass window at Arbory Church which was also designed by Colleen Corlett)
    • John Quilliam MHK & Balcony House Castletown - EU Large Letter Value

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