Isle of Man stamp error discovered

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Screen-Shot-2016-03-07-at-16.07.14-43477.png The stamp on the right is missing the Queen's head
A sheetlet issued by the Isle of Man in October 2015 to honour artist Bryan Kneale RA, features an error, with two of the stamps missing the Queen’s silhouette.

A sheetlet issued by the Isle of Man in October 2015 to honour artist Bryan Kneale RA, features an error, with two of the stamps missing the Queen’s silhouette.

The sheet of thirty stamps, featuring three sets of ten, omits the Queen’s silhouette portrait on two of the 44p values showing a sketch of a horse, making the one correct version, showing the silhouette, the least common.

A source told us: ‘The stamps were checked by both the Isle of Man Post Office and the printers, but the fault was not spotted until after the stamps had been released.’

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Bryan Kneale RA was born on 19 June, 1930 in Douglas, Isle of Man, but currently lives in London. 

The set of ten stamps was issued on 1 October, 2015 to mark ‘over sixty years of exemplary artistic practice and achievement’.