Thursday, 24 September 2009

Postcard from Isle of Man

A postcard showing the seaside resort of Port Erin in the south of the Isle of Man (3,300 inhabitants), sent on 7 May 2009 from Douglas, Isle of Man. The 56p postage is covered by three very different stamps: the 2.5p stamp showing Tynwald Hill was issued in 1973 and is part of the first Manx series of definitives not featuring the head of the British Queen but local scenes (the same design was reissued in 1975 with the value of 4.5p). The action 3.5p stamp from 1973 commemorates the Manx Grand Prix Golden Jubilee (1923-1973), and then there is the gild-framed Queen on a red staircase, stamp issued in 2002 for another Golden Jubilee, this time the 50th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. Thank you Gwynn:-)

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