Thursday, July 17, 2014

20140808 - ISLE of MAN

Code: IOM-2014-02
Release Date: August 08, 2014
Postal Authority: Isle of Man Post Office
Title: The History of Manx Playing Cards
Format: Serie of 6 stamps
Sheets of: 20 stamps
Stamp Dimensions (mm): 32 x 40
Perf: 13
Currency: Pound
Design: EJC Design
Texts: Alison Crellin
Printing Process: Offset Lithography 4 colours
Paper: 110 gms PVA Gummed
Printed by: Lowe Martin

This issue was a surprise.  Stamps of playing cards, and more... lighthouses inside playing cards inside stamps.   The six stamps depict different designs of playing cards.  The central image is the front of the card and the borders in colours, represents how they looked from behind.  A candidate to the bizarre issue of the year.
At this moment, I can identified 2 stamps with the same lighthouse.  But this set deserve a personal look, because I have my doubts about the 75p stamp.  I will update this post,  if necessary.
42p (0.42 pound)
Service: IOM, England and Channel Islands
STD letter up to 100g

Lighthouse: Douglas Head, seen from the sea
110p  (1.10 pound)
Service: Europe Letters range 21-40gs

Lighthouse: Douglas Head, seen from land

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