Isle of Man 2021 stamps and cancels should keep collectors content. Colourful and full of life perfectly describes the year. The year started off with something a little different, an unusual triangle stamp for the Lunar New Year. You might want to check out Isle of Man Newsletter 177 for a quick look at the history of triangle stamps.
The Ox stamps, was quickly followed up by a striking Show Birds set. Regular IOM designers, EJC Design, aren’t afraid of using strong, contrasting colours to enhance their subject. The 6 birds are standouts. EJC has created stamps for IOM for quite a few years, so if you like their style, don’t forget to check out their previous stamps. You can find years of back issues for the Stamps & Coins News on the IOM website’s Issuu page. The magazines are free and downloadable.
Shifting from feathers to motors, the Transport Museum’s “On the Road” stamps are a fun look at vintage vehicles.
“All of these fabulous Museums present an Aladdin’s cave of historic transport memorabilia to enthusiasts on Island and all over the world. They are a credit to our Island and we would like to thank each and every one of them for their support and participation in this great stamp issue.” Maxine Cannon, General Manager Isle of Man Stamps & Coins Press Release July 21, 2021
I so want to drive a little red Peel P50 1962.
I’d love to tour around Toronto in one of these 3 wheelers. Just the right size! At least I’d be able to reach the peddles. Kllbr8 Limited came through with a great set. You don’t have to be a car and motorbike fan to love it. Which vehicle would you prefer to take for a cruise? Drop a comment below.
OK, on with the rest of the season.
Isle of Man 2021 stamps for Jan
Lunar New Year – Year of the Metal Ox
sheets of 20
4 stamps, souvenir sheet, presentation pack, FDC, cancel, sheets of 20
Designer: Jay Cover, Manx artist
“After reading up, I decided to try and cover various aspects of the tradition,” he explains. In the 62p stamp, he depicts the Rooster “which in the zodiac is compatible with the Ox,” he says, and fitted the shape nicely alongside the Ox. The £1.58 stamp shows the Ox head in profile next to the rat. “This references the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac,” Cover explains. Illustrator Jay Cover creates triangular stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office (itsnicethat.com)
Release date: Jan 7, 2021
sheets of 20
6 stamps, FDC, cancel, 6 sheets of 20, presentation pack
- Fife Canary
- Gouldian Finch
- Redpoll Hybrid
- Paradise Tanager
- Diamond Sparrow
Photographer: Luke Stephenson
Design: EJC Design
Release date: Feb. 9, 2021
Decimalisation 50 Year Anniversary
Release date: Feb. 15, 2021
HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday – Devoted to Your Service
limited edition imperforate sheets and mini sheets
6 stamps, FDC, cancel, 6 sheets of 10, presentation pack, limited edition imperforate sheets
Joint sheet issue with Ascension Islands, Bahamas, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands and Tristan Da Cunha.
Designer: Andrew Robinson
Release date: Feb. 26, 2021
Isle of Man 2021 stamps for March
Prince Phillip – A Centenary of Achievement and Commitment
6 stamps on a sheet with info sheets
Release date: Mar. 31, 2021
The Calf of Man: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust, now Part of Manx National Heritage
presentation pack & self adhesive booklet
10 stamps, FDC, cancel, booklet, presentation pack, 10 postcards,
1 stamp (Sheerwater Recover Project) is the Isle of Man’s Europa entry for 2021. See below for details on stamp, FDC & sheet.
Designer: EJC Design
Release date: April 12, 2021
Sheerwater Recover Project
1 stamp, FDC, cancel, sheet of 10
This stamp is part of a larger set issued by Isle of Man titled The Calf of Man: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Manx National Trust Now Part of Manx National Heritage. The set includes 10 stamps featuring various parts of the Manx National Trust. The sheerwater is the only stamp in the set featuring the Europa logo. Calf Manx Shearwater Recovery Project – The story so far (manxnationalheritage.im)
Designer: EJC Design
Release date: April 12, 2021
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of John Ruskin
FDC & presentation pack
sheets of 16
6 stamps, FDC, cancel, 6 sheets of 16, presentation pack
Designer: Emma Cooke, EJC Design with assistance from Ashmolean Museum and the Guild of St. George
Release date: Apr. 27, 2021
Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage Congratulations to their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
1 sheetlet (limited edition)
Designers: Emma Cooke, EJC Design
Release date: April 29, 2021
Royal British Legion 100
limited edition signed presentation pack & presentation pack
uncut Imperforate Printers Pane
sheet under UV light showing hidden poppy
8 stamps, FDC, cancel, presentation pack, Limited edition signed presentation pack – Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC. 100 issued with certificate of authenticity, imperforate printers pane, FDC signed by local veteran James Fenton (limited to 100)
Designer: Glazier Design
Previous designs include IOM’s 2020 EUROPA Mayflower 400, “Carry Us Through” Covid tribute, and 2019 “One Small Step” series.
Release date: June 26, 2021
Isle of Man 2021 stamps for July
UEFA EURO 2020 Football Championship
Sheets of 8 stamps for each host city
Limited edition full set
EURO Final game matchup limited edition – 2021 sets will be issued. Includes FDC & Program
8 stamps, 8 sheets of 8, souvenir sheet, FDCs, cancel, presentation pack, limited edition full set, limited edition FDCs celebrating England’s 4 wins
This set gets a bit complicated. There didn’t seem to be set for all host cities. I could find collections for London, Munich, Copenhagen, Rome and Glasgow. Sheets of 8 are available for all stadiums. Some items are available only via the full collection.
Designer: Isle of Man Advertising
Previous work with IOM include the 2020 Yearbook and the “Master Watchmakers of the Isle of Man” stamps
Release date: July 7, 2021
125th Anniversary of the Summer Olympic Games with “Great British Olympians“
Prestige and presentation packs
Uncut sheet & mini sheets
- Mark Cavendish MBE
- Tim Kneale
- Marie Morgan (previously Purvis)
- Maurice Herriott
- Peter Kennaugh MBE
- Sidney Swann
- Adam Peaty MBE
- Sir Andy Murray MBE
- Dame Kelly Holmes DBE
- Sir Mo Farah CBE
- Sir Steve Redgrave CBE DL
- Rebecca Adlington OBE
Designer: EJC Design
Release date: July 15, 2021
Transport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road
- 1962 Peel P50 & Shuttleworth Snap TT Racer – The Manx Transport Heritage Museum
- 1972 Morris Mini 1000 & 1972 Bedford TK, Guy Otter (Perkins P6 engine and Mulliner Bodywork) 1957 – The Jurby Transport Museum
- Norton Wideline Cafe Racer & Suzuki RG500 1981, Mondial Bialbero 250 1957 (ex-Mike Hailwood) – The Murray’s Motorcycle Museum
- Scott 2 Speed 1927 (twin water cooled 2 stroke), Ariel 650cc Huntsmaster Twin, Gerrard Child-adult Sidecar, & Matchless G2 Clubman Deluxe 245cc 1939. – The A.R.E. Classic Motorcycle Collection
- Vauxhall Motorcycle 1922, New Orleans 1900 & Douglas Motorcycle and Sidecar 1923. – The Isle of Man Motor Museum
- USA : GM PD-4501 Scenicruiser (Greyhound), Cadillac Fleetwood Miyagata Reikyusha (Japanese Hearse) & Humber Super Snipe Royal Tourer (used by HM Queen in Australia 1954).
Designer: Mark Redhead, Kllbr8 Limite, Glesni Corney, Dave MacDonald
Release date: July 28, 2021
250th Anniversary of the birth Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune
sheets of 15
6 stamps, 6 sheets of 15, FDC, cancel, presentation pack, book set
Quilliam was previously featured on an Isle of Man stamp in 1979 JOHN QUILLIAM – shipstamps.co.uk
“I have been lucky enough to earn my living as a designer-artist for the last fifty years. Fifteen happy years were spent as the in-house designer for the Isle of Man Post Office, researching and painting many aspects of the Island on stamps, before going freelance. I was delighted to be asked once again to design a stamp issue, this time about the life of Captain John Quilliam on his 250th anniversary.” Colleen Corlett Isle of Man Post Office Celebrates 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Captain John Quilliam RN – IoM Post
Designer: Colleen Corlett
Release date: September 25, 2021
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