Sunday, 24 July 2011
In 1983 the Post Office on the Isle of Man celebrated its 10 years in existence as a separate entity from the post office in the United Kingdom. In 1971 they started issuing stamps unique to the island and after 1973 they became the only valid stamps.
The stamp shown on the card, one of a set of three, was issued to make its first decennium, or, as anyone else would say, first decade. I assume they chose a Viking because Vikings did have a stronger influence there than in the rest of Britain, in particular the system of government. Tynwald is the oldest parliament in the world in continuous existence.
This month it was announced that the Isle of Man Post Office will launch Swiss Post's ePostBox. This system enables a customer to have a postal address on the island. This regular mail will be collected and scanned in a highly secure centre and sent to the recipient by email. It means all your post can be sent to a single address and can be read at any time wherever you are in the world.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"