This month, two lucky readers have the chance to win a commemorative stamp folder each, courtesy of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins.
The Isle of Man Post Office is recognised internationally for its innovative, award-winning stamp designs. These include a number of stamp issues commemorating landmark events in military history, and this month we have two of their commemorative stamp folders to give away, worth £30 each.
The WWI Battle Fronts folder includes stamps issued in support of the Royal British Legion. Using black-and-white photographs taken in the field, the Battle Fronts stamp set depicts scenes from the First World War in Palestine, Gallipoli, and Italy, and on the Home, Western, and Eastern Fronts.
This commemorative folder contains three full and three partial stamp sheets, alongside extracts from Matthew Richardson’s This Terrible Ordeal, which charts the history of the Isle of Man during the First World War.
The Battle of Waterloo anniversary folder contains a set of eight special stamps celebrating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. These stamps depict the main features of the battle from both sides, as interpreted by several military artists.
This folder also includes a £1 stamp commemorating the beginning of Napoleon’s 100 Days campaign, a timeline, and supporting material from the official Waterloo 200 project.
Competition now closed