Date: 27 October 2023
Issued on the 75th Birthday of HM King Charles III Lord of Mann Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is honoured to recognise the Coronation with a set of seven stamps, featuring images of their Majesties at key points during the ceremony.
The Coronation of HM King Charles III, Lord of Mann took place on 6th May 2023, at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,200 attendees and an estimated worldwide television audience of 400 million. The service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, in keeping with previous coronations over the last 900 years.
Four of the seven stamps are valued at £1.28 with the remaining stamps valued at £1.82. The images featured on the stamps eloquently capture the pomp and pageantry of the once in a generation event including Their Majesties procession out of Westminster Abbey, journey in the iconic Gold State Coach and greeting onlookers and well-wishers from the Balcony of Buckingham Palace. Each stamp is also finished with metallic gold ink to highlight the King’s head, the value and Isle of Man. To accompany the set there is also a label which features the cypher of HM King Charles III, which was designed by the College of Arms, along with the issue title ‘Long Live the King!’
The collection has been designed by regular collaborator Glazier Design and is available as a Stamp Set, Sheet Set, limited edition Presentation Pack, limited edition First Day Cover. Alongside the stamps and striking imagery featured with the Presentation Pack and First Day Cover is insightful text written by international best-selling author and award-winning journalist Robert Jobson.
This set of stamps follow on from Isle of Man Post Office’s collection which was issued in April 2023 marking the accession of HM King Charles and HM Queen Camilla.
Stamps and Coins General Manager Maxine Cannon said: “Isle of Man Post Office is honoured to issue this special postal tribute to mark the historic occasion of the coronation of HM King Charles III, Lord of Mann and HM Queen Camilla. This collection serves as a timeless reminder of the momentous occasion, allowing us to relive the magic and splendour of the coronation. It's a must-have for collectors and a poignant tribute to a day that will forever be etched in the annals of history”.
Hon Alfred Cannan MHK, Chief Minister said: “It was an honour to have represented the Isle of Man at the Coronation of HM King Charles III, Lord of Mann and Queen Camilla, and I am thrilled Isle of Man Post Office have been able to capture the essence of that historic day with this collection. Each stamp is a miniature work of art, echoing the grandeur and significance of the ceremony”.
For more information, or to pre-order the stamps visit www.iompost.com/LongLivetheKing.