Isle of Man Stamps & Coins – London 2012 Olympic Games Collectables

Lucy London 2012 Olympic Games Collectables

Our London 2012 Olympic Games Paul Smith Designed Merchandise. Please click the image to see our product video.

To order please click here:

http://www.iompostoffice.com/stamps/Issue.aspx?productid=1003&categoryid=211

 

 

 

Isle of Man Stamps & Coins – Mark Cavendish – The Manx Missile Collection

Dot Tilbury, General Manager, Isle of Man Stamps.

Dot Tilbury, General Manager, Isle of Man Stamps.  Please Click the image to see video.

Isle of Man Stamps & Coins have created a number of product video’s promoting a number of items. The first is a set of stamps and other merchandise to mark the sporting achievements of Manxman and world cycling star Mark Cavendish MBE. This includes a souvenir sheet with augmented reality – the £1.05 stamps and special label come to life and you can watch Cavendish winning the World Championship in Copenhagen.

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IOM Stamps & Coins Year Collections 2012

Our year collections are the easy way to collect Isle of Man stamps.
Colourful and informative, they make excellent gifts and also offer unbeatable value for money.

Yearbook 2012

Yearbook 2012. Click image to order.

Isle of Man Post Office Yearbook 2012

Our Yearbook 2012 is packed with additional text and image content to complement and inform about the richly varied subject matter that we have featured in our stamp issues this year. From our London 2012 Olympic Games collection to the Queens Diamond Jubilee our contrasting issues are lavishly illustrated, while the accompanying texts are written, usually from a Manx perspective, by experts in their field. With all the stamps for the year placed in context and plenty of subjects to explore, there is something for everyone in this information-rich compendium for 2012

Hardback book with 80 colour pages 30 x 21cm format. Limited numbered edition of 1000 copies.

Isle of Man Post Office Yearbook 2012 QK07 £62.00

Year StampPack 2012

Year StampPack 2012. Click one image to order.

Year Set 2012

The Year Set for 2012 contains one full set of all stamps and miniature sheets issued during the year in a decorative and informative folder and includes a brief explanatory text for each issue

Year Set 2012 QK12 £62.00

Year Set Of Presentation Packs 2012

Year Set Of Presentation Packs 2012. Click image to order.

Year Collection of Presentation Packs 2012

The presentation packs for the year are complemented by an attractive free binder, fantastic value

Year Collection of Presentation Packs 2012

QK04 £72.00

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IOM Stamps Dot Tilbury Talks To Paul Moulton of MT TV About Our Olympic Stamps

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Our very own Dot Tilbury talks about our Paul Smith London 2012 Olympic Games Stamp Opening/Closing Ceremony Issue with Paul Moulton of Manx Telecom TV. Please click on the image to view.Enjoy!

 

Good luck to Peter and Team GB on your campaign!

Good Luck Peter Kennaugh!

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Mark Cavendish At The London 2012 Olympic Games

Although we share Mark’s disappointment with the events of Saturday we are all still 100% proud of him and the efforts of Team GB. We will be supporting Mark for the rest of the season and beyond and also looking out for fellow Manx rider Peter Kennaugh in this week’s Team Pursuit event.
We are thrilled that the tiny Isle of Man has 2 World Champions competing in this great global event. You need to have character to compete at the highest level and Mark and Peter have proved that they have what it takes.
Well done and good luck to Mark and Peter from everyone at the Isle of Man Stamps & Coins.

London 2012 Day 1 - Mark Cavendish

What A Week!

Mark Cavendish - The Manx Missile

We have been very excited by the events of the last 7 days in the world of cycling and our social media streams have been boiling hot with congratulations and wishes of good luck for Mark Cavendish following his stage win in Paris at the Tour De France and the anticipation of the London 2012 Olympic Games Men’s Road Race on Saturday. We are also getting behind local boy – and son of a postman of the same name – Peter Kennaugh who is part of the Team GB Men’s Pursuit team. It is amazing that our little Island has produced 2 world champions and Olympians and we are all thrilled with their success so far and their great potential for the future.

To see and order our Mark Cavendish – The Manx Missile stamps, please click on image above!

Mark Cavendish Stamps Official Launch Pictures

We’ve just got our official pictures through of the recent Mark Cavendish stamps launch we held at the Isle of Man National Sports Centre – like them? Photos courtesy of Richard Draper, 2012, all rights reserved.

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Mark Cavendish – The Manx Missile

 Mark Cavendish - The Manx Missile

The fastest man on two wheels, cycling star Mark Cavendish MBE, will literally come to life on paper thanks to technology featured on a set of stamps being produced by Isle of Man Post Office to celebrate the athlete’s sporting achievements.

A souvenir sheet of the stamps (available from June 30th to coincide with start of Tour de France) will include an “augmented reality” feature, allowing the £1.05 stamp with a special label come to life using an app on a smartphone, tablet screen or other mobile device and will automatically display a video of Cavendish winning the world title in Copenhagen.

The postage stamps include images of the “Manx Missile” winning the 2011 UCI Road World Championships and the Green Jersey in the 2011 Tour de France.

Mark Cavendish said: “I’m proud to feature in this stamp collection and delighted with the images which have been selected. It’s a great honour for me personally, but it’s also a reflection of the widespread interest in cycling now and that’s always great to see.”

As Cavendish is the Isle of Man’s greatest sporting hero, the 38 pence stamp – the first in the set – features him celebrating winning gold for the Island in the scratch race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. For Isle of Man sportsmen and women, the Commonwealth Games are the highest level of competition at which they can represent their country, and when Mark won in Melbourne he became only the second Isle of Man cyclist ever to win Commonwealth gold. Peter Buckley won the road race in 1966.

The 41 pence stamp shows Mark’s first victory as a professional at the 2007 Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen in Belgium while racing for T-Mobile. In 2009, Cavendish produced a thrilling sprint finish to snatch victory in Italy’s Milan-San Remo classic from Germany’s Heinrich Haussler – and this win is illustrated on the 65 pence stamp. The 71 pence stamp shows Cavendish wearing the Green Jersey at the end of the 2011 Tour de France – he is the first rider from Britain or the Isle of Man ever to win the Green Jersey for the winner of the Tour’s points classification.

At the road race of the UCI World Championships in Copenhagen in September 2011, Cavendish became the first British rider to win the men’s title since Tom Simpson in 1965. It was an historic moment for cycling in Britain and the Isle of Man, and the image on the 80 pence stamp shows Mark crossing the finish line celebrating the greatest victory in his career to date. The £1.05 stamp shows him resplendent in the Rainbow Jersey of World Champion. Mark signed for Team Sky in the autumn of 2011 and the £1.16 stamp features an image of him winning the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne semi-classic in Belgium in February 2012. Cavendish also features on a 50 pence coin minted by Pobjoy Mint in the UK, on behalf of the Isle of Man Government, which will be in general circulation as well as in special celebration packs.

Geoff Corkish MHK MBE, Chairman of the Isle of Man Post Office, said: “This is a unique issue which will appeal to cycling fans and stamp collectors alike. Mark is a marvelous ambassador for the Isle of Man and for his sport and I’m delighted that his greatest victories are celebrated in this prestigious first edition stamp issue which has been approved by Her Majesty The Queen. His tremendous achievements in recent years have done a great deal to promote the Isle of Man around the world and the stamp issue is just one example of the pride the Isle of Man has for all of his achievements.”

Six of the images on the stamps – Mark’s win at the Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, Milan-San Remo, Tour de France Green Jersey, World Championships, and in Team Sky colours at the 2012 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne – are by top cycling photographer Tim de Waele. The photo of Mark winning Commonwealth Games gold is from Getty Images. The stamps were designed by Ruth Sutherland and the presentation pack text was written by Isle of Man-based cycling journalist and author Richard Allen.

The Mark Cavendish MBE stamp issue goes on sale on June 19, but the set of the stamps and the souvenir sheet (featuring “augmented reality‟ – please note the smart stamp is only available on the souvenir sheet) can be pre-ordered at www.iomstamps.com

Mark Cavendish - The Manx Missile

London 2012 Olympic Games-It’s nearly time…

London 2012 Olympic Games-It's nearly time...Hi everyone, well, what an exciting time we have coming up in the next few months! Not only is it the Diamond Jubilee in the UK but we also have the London 2012 Olympic Games!

This is a perfect time to remind you about our exclusive Olympic stamps which were designed by none other than our friend, world famous fashion designer Sir Paul Smith with contributions from world cylcing champion and BBC Sports Personality Of The Year (and fellow Manxman) Mark Cavendish MBE! You find out all about them here.

Highly collectable, contemporary and beautiful to look at, they bear all the style, coolness and colour you would expect from Sir Paul’s designs.They were featured online in GQ.com, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Mens Health just to mention afew. They also got a massive viral buzz going on Twitter with everyone commenting on their style and beauty with people even talking about them now (4 months after their release)….not got yours yet? Why not make a purchase for that sports fan, stamp fan or style icon in your life? Just click here.  Keep you’re eyes peeled to our blog for more news coming soon ;) !