Adam Wright

Adam Wright with Poster
We recently interviewed Isle of Man based Adam Wright, who was asked to help out at the Archery events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Please see the interview below:
IOM Stamps: How did you get involved in with the London 2012 Olympics? 
Adam Wright: Steven Taylor who is an Archery Coach in the UK was putting together a team of young games makers for the archery event to carry arrows from the targets back to the archers. Steven Taylor then contacted the Isle of Man Archery Club and asked if they had anyone between ages 16 and 18 who would be able to go to London and Peter and Joy at the archery club asked me if I wanted to do it and I said I could so they put my name down and I was chosen to take part in the Olympics.

IOM Stamps: What was the experience like?

Adam Wright: The experience was very good to see all of the world class archers and the sort of equipment they used and a stadium full of people all very excited about watching the shooting.

IOM Stamps: How did it feel to be part of the event?

Adam Wright: It was exciting to be part of such a massive event and it was an experience that I will never forget as I was very proud to take part.

IOM Stamps: What did you enjoy most?

Adam Wright: The thing that I enjoyed the most was getting to see the archers shoot and being part of the atmosphere in Lord’s

IOM Stamps: Would you volunteer again?

Adam Wright: I would volunteer again as it was a great experience and I was very proud to be part of it.Adam Wright detailsMy age: 16MY interest in archery: shooting at the Isle of Man Archery Club

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

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!

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

Sir Paul Smith

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