Nigel Mansell 20th anniversary stamps from Jersey Post

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28 October 2013
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imports_CCGB_stamp-67-_62623.jpg Nigel Mansell 20th anniversary stamps from Jersey Post
Nigel Mansell, the only racing driver to have held the Formula One and IndyCar World Championships titles simultaneously, has helped to design a new set of stamps issued by Jersey Post. ...
Nigel Mansell, the only racing driver to have held the Formula One and IndyCar World Championships titles simultaneously, has helped to design a new set of stamps issued by Jersey Post. The six stamps, issued on 15 October 2013, mark the twentieth anniversary of Nigel Mansell CBE achieving his F1/IndyCar double.

Events featured in the issue are:
  • Mansell’s first pole position with Lotus in 1984 (45p value)
  • First Formula One Win with Williams Honda in 1985 (55p)
  • Winning debut drive for Ferrari in 1989 (60p)
  • Winning the F1 World title with Williams Renault in 1992 (68p)
  • The successful switch to IndyCar Racing in the US with Newman/Haas Lola Ford in 1993 (80p)
  • A memorable moment with Ayrton Senna at the 1991 British Grand Prix chosen by Mansell himself (88p)

The six stamps and souvenir sheetlet, titled 'Legacy of a Formula One Champion', feature key moments in Mansell's career. In recognition of his links with the island of Jersey, a percentage of the first year's philatelic sales of the stamps will 'help secure the future of St Brelade’s Youth Club, a local initiative supported by Nigel Mansell'. The Club holds events including 5 a side football, pool, cooking and table tennis.

Ben Hickingbotham, creative director at The Observatory - the studio that designed the stamps - said: 'In order to echo Mansell’s heyday, the design rationale is an evolution of ‘80s and ‘90s Formula 1 design. They are reminiscent of the F1 posters of the time, feature a clean contemporary look and incorporate typography printed in a metallic silver effect.'

Nigel Mansell Legacy of a Formula One Champion issue details

  • Issue date: 15 October, 2013
  • Designer: The Observatory
  • Size: 27.55mm x 48mm
  • Process: Four Colour offset lithography, plus spot metallic silver

To purchase the stamps, visit the Jersey Post website.

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