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Isle of Man issues stamps marking significant events during The Queen’s reign

She might be ‘Her Majesty’ in the United Kingdom, but on the Isle of Man, Queen Elizabeth II rules as the Lord of Mann. And to commemorate her long and prosperous reign, the Isle of Man Post Office has produced a set of stamps in The Queen’s honour.

The eight stamps that make up the set depict important ceremonial occasions during Her Majesty’s 63-year reign.

The first significant event is, of course, Her Majesty’s coronation, which took place in Westminster Abbey in 1953. The

Her Majesty The Queen is styled Lord of Mann on the Isle of Man.

Her Majesty The Queen is styled Lord of Mann on the Isle of Man.

stamps that follow include the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle in 1969, and her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees, which were celebrated in 1977, 2002 and 2012 respectively.

Other ceremonial occasions portrayed on the stamp include Trooping the Colour, which is the celebration of The Queen’s official birthday, State Opening of the Parliament and Order of the Garter.

The details of the stamps are struck in a gold typeset. According to Lieutenant Governor Adam Wood, the issue “captures images through a long reign dedicated to service that will evoke many memories.”

The stamps are set to be issued on 18 June, with a mint set costing £6.76 and a first-day cover to be sold for £7.46.

The Hon Clare Christian MLC, President of Tynwald, spoke about the issue of stamps, saying: “Isle of Man Post Office is to be congratulated on bringing out this well-presented collection of stamps reflecting significant ceremonial and historic events during the distinguished 63 year reign of Her Majesty. Widely admired for the manner in which she carries out her duties, this is a fitting tribute to the continuing long service of Queen Elizabeth II Lord of Mann.”

The title of Lord of Mann for the ruler of the island nation was adopted during the reign of King George III. It has since been used in the same form, regardless of the gender of the Monarch – the only exception being Queen Victoria, who was styled as Lady of Mann during her reign.

Photo Credit: mariusz kluzniak

Featured Photo Credit: Northern Ireland Office/MTHurson/Harrions via Flickr

  • Glasgow1975

    I find it incredibly frustrating when articles like this are posted and never feature pictures of the new stamps/coins/portrait etc. I specifically click through to see them!

    • Cindy Stockman

      Sometimes we are unable to obtain the photos or they are too expensive to purchase. We try to obtain photos but now and again cannot. That certainly does not take away from the news article itself.

    • Ricky

      In order to publish pictures of new stamps, the rights must be obtained from the postal authorities of the country that issues them.

      Sometimes this is freely given, other times high fees are charged before permission is granted. There are some countries that never allow their stamp designs to be reproduced under any circumstances.

      I’d like to see the stamps too, but sometimes the situation is complicated.

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