Isle of Man celebrates two iconic lighthouses

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18 October 2018
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The Isle of Man Post Office celebrates the bicentenary of two of the island's most iconic lighthouses on a new set of four stamps, marking the 200th anniversary of the first permanent lighthouses on the Isle of Man at the Point of Ayre and on the Calf of Man

The stamps feature images taken by Duke Aerial Productions who are an Isle of Man based company using Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft (SUSA), commonly known as drones, equipped with high quality 4k cameras.

Isle of Man Stamps and Coins General Manager, Maxine Cannon said:

'We are pleased to celebrate this significant anniversary by offering a bird’s eye view of these most familiar Island landmarks in a set of four panoramic stamps. Working as one not only with local businesses but also with The Northern Lighthouse Board and the National Library of Scotland, has meant we are able to share this momentous occasion with the general public.'

The 52p stamp shows the Point of Ayre lighthouse, dwelling and service buildings, while the £1.53 features the ‘Winkie’ automatic light, foghorn and Point of Ayre lighthouse.

On the £2.60 stamp, aligned to the Chickens’ Rock, are the upper and lower Calf of Man lights either side of a modern light in use 1968 – 2007 and the £3.10 stamp shows the upper Calf of Man light with a beautiful view to the west coast of the Isle of Man

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The collection features a set, first day cover and presentation pack.

Stamp details:

Issue Date: ...............................................18th October 2018
​​​​​​​Images: ....................................................Duke Aerial Productions
Text: ........................................................Charles Guard
Design: .....................................................IOM Advertising
Printer: ....................................................Cartor
Stamp Size: .............................................60 x 30mm
Colours: ...................................................4
Process: ....................................................Offset Lithography
Perforations: ...........................................14 per 2cms
Paper: .......................................................110 gms PVA Gummed
No. of Stamps: ........................................4
Format: .....................................................Sheets of 20