Manx Buses part II stamp set from Isle of Man Post Office

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imports_CCGB_2015-tj31-allaboardbuses-set-800x600_23056.jpg Manx Buses part II stamp set from Isle of Man Post Office
Six buses which were in use on the Isle of Man in the 1930s and 40s are the subject of part II of the Isle of Man Post Office's Manx Buses series. ...
Six buses which were in use on the Isle of Man in the 1930s and 40s are the subject of part II of the Isle of Man Post Office's Manx Buses series.

Designed by renowned transport artist Peter Hearsey, the six stamps are the follow-up to part I of the Manx Buses series, which was issued back in 1999. Each stamp shows a 1930s or 1940s bus in front of an island street scene. The buses are given prominence thanks to the use of Spot UV varnish, which gives the illusion of making each vehicle stand out from its sketch background.

The Isle of Man has a rich transport history, with a global name as the home of the annual TT motorbike race. The island has more than 650 miles of public roads, and the island has no national speed limit. The Isle of Man has its own airport and is home to seven different railway systems, including a horse-drawn public tram and a mine railway. There are also four ferry ports.

STAMP DETAILS

Issue date: 15 July 2015
Designer: Peter Hearsey
Denominations: 44p, 60p, 77p, 93p, £1.47, £1.86.

To purchase the stamps, visit the Isle of Man Post Office website.

(Images copyright Isle of Man Post Office)

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