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 ;) !

Look Who Loves Our London 2012 Paul Smith Olympic Stamps!

Look Who Loves Our London 2012 Paul Smith Olympic Stamps!

Lord Sebastian Coe - chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.Exclusive picture by Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS

Look who’s a fan of our London 2012 Olympic Games Stamps by Sir Paul SmtihLord Sebastian Coe! Lord Coe was kind enough to pose for us and sign some of our stamps for us.What a gent!

LORD COE AUTOGRAPHS IOM OLYMPIC “RUNNERS” STAMP

 

By Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS

 

 

Lord Seb Coe, the world-famous Great Britain middle-distance runner, and Chair of the  London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, has autographed a sheetlet of the superb IOM £1 “runners” 2012 Olympic Games stamp, designed by Sir Paul Smith.

Seb Coe, who headed the Olympic bid to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to London, won the 1500m gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games and successfully and mesmerisingly defended his title four years later at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, also agreed to be photographed holding the IOM stamps.

 

Lord Coe, a former conservative MP, and Sir Craig Reedie, IOC Member, are both members of the East India Club in London and had spoken and answered questions together with Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chair of LOCOG, after a recent “London 2012” dinner for members and their guests.

 

A range of penetrating and discerning questions were all answered with candour and sparkle but under strict “Chatham House” rules, meaning that nothing may be divulged. Such was the enthusiasm of the distinguished trio  answering questions that the event did not finish until after 11pm, an hour way beyond Club custom. The exclusive photograph I was able to take shows Lord Coe holding the IOM stamps as he left his club.

 

The Olympic story began in February 1894 when the father of the modern Olympic movement, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, visited England as a guest of Sports Club president, Sir John Astley. He had come to England to gather support to re-launch the Olympic Games. Among the people he talked to were the Prince of Wales, Lord Desborough, founder of the British Olympic Association, the Rt Hon Arthur Balfour, the future Prime Minister, and Charles Herbert, Secretary of the Amateur Athletics Association, who helped to design the Olympic track and field programme.

 

A dinner was held at the Sports Club, (now part of today’s  East India Club) in what would be Coubertin’s last planning meeting before the Sorbonne conference in June 1894, where the International Olympic Committee was  officially established. From those early beginnings to the present day, the East India Club has retained its connections with the IOC. What a very fitting  venue for Lord Coe to autograph this splendid sheet of IOM 2012 Olympic stamps!

 

 

Look Who Loves Our London 2012 Paul Smith Olympic Stamps!

Our London 2012 Olympic Games stamps by Sir Paul Smith as signed by Lord Sebastian Coe!Exclusive picture by Peter Jennings FRPSL, FRGS

The Island Meets The City

Island Meets The City

The Island Meets City - L to R Dot Tilbury, Chief Minister Allan Bell, Lord Mayor Alderman David Wootton and Geoff Corkish MHK.

During his recent visit to the Island, to promote good relations between the Isle of Man and the City of London, Lord Mayor Alderman David Wootton met with IOM Stamps & Coins Manager Dot Tilbury, Chief Minister Alan Bell and Geoff Corkish MHK (Chairman of the IOM Post Office).
The Lord Mayor believed the partnership between the Isle of Man and the City would be crucial in helping to create wealth and economic well-being. For the UK and the City he shared Chief Minister Allan Bell’s vision for the Isle of Man of maintaining a prosperous and caring society based on fairness, opportunity for all, social cohesion and quality of life.

‘We are both small in size – but punch well above our weight in the global economy. We can be justly proud of the standards and governance we demand. And we are also well placed and well able to meet the challenges of the future – and play our part in creating jobs and growth.’

We, at IOM Stamps & Coins, feel that we “punch well above our weight” in the global stamp world and were pleased to present Alderman Wootton with a framed collection of our London 2012 Olympic Games stamps designed by Sir Paul Smith. He received the collection enthusiastically, praising their high quality of design and print and his belief that they stood a very good chance of being the best Olympic product of the year!

I Heard It Through The Grapevine….

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Hi everyone! Well well, things are starting to hot up with regards to the word on the street about our brilliant Paul Smith London 2012 Olympic Games Stamps.  We got front page of Harpers Bazaar website with this article, featured on Vogue’s UK website  with this article here, had a feature on GQ magazine here, got exposure from ITV and went viral on Twitter with thousands of lovely things said about our collaboration with Sir Paul! Here’s an few examples of things said about our stamps on the buzzy social network:


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We have also now received a new video blog from Paul with him talking about the collection.

He says:

“Hello everybody.  One of the most fantastic things that I did outside of my designing job for clothes was designing for the Isle Of Man Post Office some Olympic stamps and that is, as you know, we’ve got the Olympics in London 2012. So, designing the stamps was a really great thing – a big job but so far the reaction to it has been brilliant and I hope you enjoy them!”

What a brilliant start to 2012!

Happy New Year – Here’s to a fantastic 2012!

Happy New Year everyone!  We hope you’ve had a brilliant Christmas and New Years Eve. We wish all the health and happiness in the world to you for a prosperous 2012! We are so happy that our London 2012 Olympic Games collection is proving such a hit already at this pre-release stage and give our warm thanks for your support. Designer and our good friend Sir Paul Smith  is so happy about the collection he created for us, so he sent this video greeting to post to you.

Sir Paul says ” Hello, I’m Paul Smith. It’s the new year and it’s time for my lovely Olympic stamps to be launched and I hope you like them! Bye!”

Don’t forget you can by the stamps online from 12.01am News Years Day 2012 from our website here, or our eBay shop or our eBay tab on our Facebook page

We hope you enjoy the video and once more Happy New Year!!! :)

IOM Stamps London 2012 Olympic Games Stamp Collection

IOM Stamps/Sir Paul Smith London 2012 Olympic Games Stamp Collection

We are extremely proud and excited to announce our brand new major stamp issue for 2012 – our London 2012 Olympic Stamp collection!

IOM Stamps/Sir Paul Smith London 2012 Olympic Games Stamp Collection

This beautiful bespoke collection has been exclusively  designed for us by the legendary fashion designer, Sir Paul Smith and features contributions by none other than both Sir Paul’s and Isle Of Man Stamps & Coins good friend, the current world champion Cyclist,  Mr Mark Cavendish MBE.

Mark Cavendish MBE And Sir Paul Smith

The collection will be launched at one minute past midnight on New Years Eve at the head Post Office in Douglas, Isle of Man.  The collection is available for pre-order NOW from here with dispatches going out from 3rd Jan 2012.

Sir Paul Smith and his team with Dot Tilbury, IOM Stamps General Manager

Sir Paul Smith and Dot Tilbury

Good friends Mark Cavendish MBE and Sir Paul Smith

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Dame Kelly Holmes at The Isle Of Man Commonwealth Youth Games, July 2011

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you want to feature and promote our stunning new collection.

Click on the link below to download our official press release:

IOM Stamps Official London 2012 Olympic Games Press Release

For more press info – please go here