New Set of Stamps Issued by the Isle of Man Commemorates
50th Anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s Death
The Isle of Man Post Office has collaborated with the Churchill Archive Centre and Chartwell to mark the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death by issuing a landmark set of eight stamps that showcase the range of Churchill’s activities. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
The stamps are available in mint condition and Cancelled to Order, mounted on a specially designed First Day Cover, accompanied by an illustrated information card, and accompanied by a four-page mini brochure revealing more of the Churchill story and featuring additional photographs. The issue bears the official Churchill 2015 logo of the Churchill Alliance, which is spearheading commemorations of the 50th anniversary of his death, and text written by Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchill Archives Centre in Cambridge.
Situated in the centre of the British Isles, the Isle of Man (pop. 85,000) is not part of the United Kingdom, and is instead an internally self-governing dependent territory of the Crown. Tynwald, the Island’s 1000 year old Parliament, dates back to Viking origins and is the oldest legislature in the world in continuous existence. The bicameral body makes its own laws and oversees all internal administration, fiscal and social policies. The Isle is known especially for motorsport. Each year, competitors from all over the world take part in the TT Races, which are staged over a two-week period from the end of May to June.
To learn more about Winston Churchill, please visit www.winstonchurchill.org.