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|Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: Category: pR
|Images: Clare Payne, design: Kllbr8
|Stamps in set
80p - Little tern, Sternula albifrons
80p - Hedgehogs, Erinaceus europaeus
80p - Ammonite
80p - Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia
80p - Skullcap, Scutellaria galericulata
£1.14 - Dark bish-cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera
£1.14 - Nudibranch, Polycera spp
£1.14 - Scarce crimsoin and gold moth, Pyrausta sanguinalis
£1.14 - Fly agaric, Amanita muscaria
£1.14 - Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
|Size (width x height)
|40.00mm x 31.66mm
|Two sheets of 20 stamps, with 5 different stamp in a row
|FDC x1, Presentation Pack x1, Self-Adhesive Booklet x1, Self-Adhesive Booklet Pane x1
|Gummed FSC Securpost 110 GPW
|Offset Lithography, 4 colors
|BPost Philately & Stamps Printing
|Stamps: ?, FDC: 1.500, Presentation Pack: 1.100
|Isle of Man Post Office
I’m absolutely delighted with the set of Manx Wildlife stamps that celebrate 50 years of Manx Wildlife Trust! Our Artist in Residence, Clare Payne, has produced ten wonderful paintings that collectively represent a cross section of our wildlife, ranging from sea slugs, to choughs, from fossils to fungi, and from the dark bush cricket to the little tern, our MWT emblem. Every one of the paintings is a work of art, but collectively, they make a fantastic set which we believe will help inform and inspire more people to engage with our spectacular ManxNature
|The stamps designer Clare Payne at work. Image credit: Manx Wildlife Trust website.
We are thrilled to honour this wonderful charity in their 50th Anniversary year with a stamp issue that has been so beautifully painted by Clare Payne and designed by Kllbr8. Manx Wildlife Trust’s relentless efforts in conservation and nature protection is a fantastic and worthy cause. We hope to support them by raising awareness of the issues they tackle and to shine a light on their unbelievable work through the distribution of these stamps worldwide.
I am delighted to have been offered this incredible opportunity to paint a set of stamps for Isle of Man Post Office and very excited at the prospect of my artwork being posted all around the world! I am extremely grateful to Isle of Man Arts Council for funding my role as Biosphere Artist in Residence; it has been a brilliant experience creating the stamp designs, each depicting a species that holds special significance for Manx Wildlife Trust.
|Ammonite on stamp of Isle of Man 2023 - part of "Manx Wildlife Trust 50th Anniversary" set, MiNr.: , Scott: .
|Dactylioceras Ammonite. Inage credit: Wikipedia
|Landscape of Scarlett and Ammonite on stamp of Isle of Man 2006 - part of "Isle of Man Society of Natural History and Archaeology" set, MiNr.: 1270, Scott: 1140
|Landscape of Scarlett on stamp of Isle of Man 1980 - part of "150 anniversary of Royal Geographical Society" set, MiNr.: 162, Scott: 166
|Little tern, Sternula albifrons: MWT’s logo includes the little tern, which breeds on coastal habitats of international importance on the Ayres (a reserve in the north of the Island).
|Hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus: Considered the gardener’s best friend, hedgehogs are becoming increasingly confused by our changing climate. MWT runs a citizen science programme using hedgehog recording tunnels to try and assess their numbers on Island.
|Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia: Our only carnivorous plant, found amongst mosses which form peat, an important carbon store. Much of the Island’s peatland is currently degraded and releasing carbon. MWT are working with the Manx Government to map and restore the Island’s peatland.
|Skullcap, Scutellaria galericulata: A rare wildflower which MWT recently rediscovered in Island after an absence of 142 years. A perennial member of the mint family which loves wet, marshy grassland known locally to farmers by its Manx name, ’garee’.
|Dark bush-cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera: The dark bush-cricket is one of only six species of Manx invertebrate which are legally protected. MWT is conducting annual monitoring to increase our awareness of this uncommon species.
|Nudibranch, Polycera spp: MWT worked closely with the Manx Government to create the first Marine Nature Reserve in 2011 around Ramsey. The Island now boasts 10 of these marine protected areas covering over 50% of our inshore area.
|Scarce crimson & gold moth, Pyrausta sanguinalis: A very rare micro-moth which is found only at the Ayres, in the north of the Island, and a few locations in Ireland. The larvae feed on wild thyme which is abundant across the Ayres National Nature Reserve.
|Fly agaric fungus, Amanita muscaria: The classic fairy tale toadstool, this red and white fungus is often found in woodlands, typically growing beneath pines and birches. MWT Hairpin Woodland Park, part of the Ramsey Forest Project, aims to create a great place for people to visit and enjoy them.
|Chough, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax: The Isle of Man boasts a third of the combined British & Manx population, largely due to our more traditional farming practices. MWT works closely with farmers through the DEFA Agri-Environment Scheme to ensure continued protection of their habitat and food supply.
|Sheets of gummed stamps
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