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Animals & wheels on Isle of Man 2021 stamps

Written by catpaw

August 21, 2021

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.

Transport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road

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

Chinese Year of the Ox postmark Isle of Man 2021 stamps

Isle of Man triangle stamp Year of ox with roosterIsle of Man triangle stamp Year of ox sleeping ox
Isle of Man triangle stamp Year of ox with ratIsle of Man triangle stamp Year of ox 

FDC

 Isle of man Year of Ox souvenir sheet Isle of Man 2021 stamps

presentation pack

Isle of man Year of Ox presentation pack Isle of Man 2021 stamps  

sheets of 20

Year of Ox Malta 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


February

Show Birds

Show Birds postmark

 Fife Canary Popular and Unusual Species of Birds Gouldian Finch 

Popular and Unusual Species of Birds Budgerigar Isle of Man 2021 stampsPopular and Unusual Species of Birds Redpoll Hybrid Isle of Man 2021 stamps

Popular and Unusual Species of Birds Paradise Tanager Isle of Man 2021 stamps Popular and Unusual Species of Birds Diamond Sparrow 

FDC

  Show birds FDC Isle of Man 2021 stamps

presentation pack

 Show Birds preentation pack Isle of Man 2021 stamps

sheets of 20

Popular and Unusual Species of Birds 

6 stamps, FDC, cancel, 6 sheets of 20, presentation pack

  • Fife Canary
  • Gouldian Finch
  • Budgerigar
  • Redpoll Hybrid
  • Paradise Tanager
  • Diamond Sparrow

Photographer: Luke Stephenson
Design: EJC Design

Release date: Feb. 9, 2021


Decimalisation 50 Year Anniversary 
special postmark

Decimalisation Anniversary postmark

Release date: Feb. 15, 2021


HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday – Devoted to Your Service

HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday cancel 

 HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday 6 stamps Isle of Man 2021 stamps

presentation pack

 HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday presentation pack Isle of Man 2021 stamps

FDC

 HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday FDC Isle of Man 2021 stamps

limited edition imperforate sheets and mini sheets 

HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday limited edition mini sheets HM the Queen’s 95th Birthday 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

 Isle of Man 2021 stamps Prince Phillip -  A Centenary of Achievement and Commitment

Prince Phillip -  A Centenary of Achievement and Commitment

6 stamps on a sheet with info sheets

Release date: Mar. 31, 2021


April

The Calf of Man: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust, now Part of Manx National Heritage

The Calf of Man postmark Isle of Man 2021 stamps

70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust  70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust Isle of Man 2021 stamps

70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust Isle of Man 2021 stamps 70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust 

70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust 70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust 

70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust  70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust Isle of Man 2021 stamps

70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust 70th Anniversary of the Manx National Trust   

postcards

 The Calf of Man postcards Isle of Man 2021 stamps

presentation pack & self adhesive booklet

Calf of man presentation pack Isle of Man 2021 stampsCalf of man booket of self adhesive stamps 

FDC

Calf of man FDC Isle of Man 2021 stamps

 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.

Who we are | Manx National Heritage

Designer:  EJC Design

Release date: April 12, 2021


Sheerwater Recover Project

The Calf of Man Europa postmark Isle of Man 2021 stamps

Isle of Man he Manx Shearwater Recovery Project

  FDC for he Manx Shearwater Recovery Project EUropa  Isle of Man 2021 stamps

 Sheet of he Manx Shearwater Recovery Project stamps

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

Life and Legacy of John Ruskin cancel Isle of Man 2021 stamps

Life and Legacy of John RuskinLife and Legacy of John Ruskin

Life and Legacy of John Ruskin Isle of Man 2021 stampsLife and Legacy of John Ruskin Isle of Man 2021 stamps 

Life and Legacy of John Ruskin  Life and Legacy of John Ruskin Isle of Man 2021 stamps

FDC & presentation pack

 Life and Legacy of John Ruskin FDC Isle of Man 2021 stampsLife and Legacy of John Ruskin presentation pack 

sheets of 16

Life and Legacy of John Ruskin 4 sheets of 16 Isle of Man 2021 stamps

6 stamps, FDC, cancel, 6 sheets of 16, presentation pack

John Ruskin Overview and Analysis | TheArtStory

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

Isle of Man 2021 stamps Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage Congratulations to their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge sheetlet

1 sheetlet (limited edition)

Designers: Emma Cooke, EJC Design

Release date: April 29, 2021


June

Royal British Legion 100

Royal British Legion 100 cancel Isle of Man 2021 stamps

 Royal British Legion 100 mini sheet of 8 stamps Isle of Man 2021 stamps

FDC

  Royal British Legion 100 FDC  Isle of Man 2021 stamps

limited edition signed presentation pack & presentation pack

  Isle of Man 2021 stamps Royal British Legion 100 signed presentation pack limited editionRoyal British Legion 100presentation packs

uncut Imperforate Printers Pane

 Royal British Legion 100 imperforate printers sheets Isle of Man 2021 stamps

sheet under UV light showing hidden poppy

Royal British Legion 100 sheet of stamps under UV light

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

UEFA EURO 2020 Football Championship

 All 8 stamps Isle of Man 2021 stamps

City sets

London UEFA collection Isle of Man 2021 stamps Glasgow set Rome set including sheet, FDC & stamps Munich collection   

Presentation pack 

Presentation pack Isle of Man 2021 stamps

Sheets of 8 stamps for each host city

 All available sheetlets Isle of Man 2021 stamps

FDCs

4 FDCs celebrating Engand's win  Isle of Man Euro Championship games - 8 stamps Isle of Man 2021 stamps

 Limited edition full set

UEFA IOM full collection UEFA IOM full collection UEFA IOM full collection 

EURO Final game matchup limited edition – 2021 sets will be issued. Includes FDC & Program 

  FDC & Stamp for EURO Final matchup Isle of Man 2021 stamps

Isle of Man Euro final FDC Isle of Man 2021 stamps

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“

eat British Olympians cancel Isle of Man 2021 stamps

 “Great British Olympians“ 12 stamps Isle of Man 2021 stamps

FDC

“Great British Olympians“ FDC

Prestige and presentation packs

“Great British Olympians“ prestige booklets Isle of Man 2021 stamps “Great British Olympians“ presentation pack

Uncut sheet & mini sheets

“Great British Olympians“ press sheet Isle of Man 2021 stamps “Great British Olympians“ 4 mini sheets 

booklet pane

eat British Olympians booklet pane

  • 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

Transport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road Transport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the RoadTransport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the RoadTransport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road Isle of Man 2021 stampsTransport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road Isle of Man 2021 stampsTransport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road   Isle of Man 2021 stamps Transport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road presentation pack

 Isle of Man 2021 stamps Transport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road FDC

Isle of Man 2021 stamps Transport Museums of the Isle of Man – On the Road sheets

  • 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


September

250th Anniversary of the birth Captain John Quilliam RN – Manx Hero, Favourite of Fortune

Captain John Quilliam RN Captain John Quilliam RNCaptain John Quilliam RNCaptain John Quilliam RNCaptain John Quilliam RNCaptain John Quilliam RN 

FDC

Captain John Quilliam RN FDC 

presentation pack

Captain John Quilliam RN presentation stamp   

sheets of 15

Captain John Quilliam RN sheets of stamps 

book collection

Book and collection set

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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