Monday, October 12, 2015
New Manx Christmas Stamps
Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of five stamps centring on the 250 year-old translation of the Book of Common Prayer into Manx Gaelic.
Manx artist Julia Ashby Smyth’s illustrative interpretation of phrases found in the book have a common meaning across denominations and are particularly resonant to all during the Christmas and winter festival.
The use of Manx language on the stamps aids the Island’s intended revival of our native language.
The original book can be viewed at the Manx Museum in Douglas, Isle of Man on application -http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/what-we-do/contact-us/
I have attached the press release and product images for your perusal and hope you deem the collection worthy of sharing with your members as unique gift ideas or Christmas stamps for collectors or Christmas cards and letter mail.
The full collection can be viewed on our website: http://www.iompost.com/stamps-coins/collection/the-manx-christmas-prayer-book/
Many thanks and best wishes for the forthcoming festive season.
Posted by Manx Mum at 9:15 AM