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20.4.08

Celtic Nations Celebrated in Manx Stamps

Isle of Man Post is issuing a set of stamps which will celebrates the links between the Isle of Man and other Celtic nations.

The eight stamps feature National flags of Mann, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Ireland, Asturies and Galicia.

Sets of stamps can be ordered now with the date of release of May 12th and there will a special 'Interceltique' Sheetlet and set of 8 Postcards produced in August this year to coincide with the 2008 Lorient Interceltique Festival in Brittany. Isle of Man will be cooperating with Manx cultural groups to ensure a presence in Lorient to market the stamp issue.

A text accompanying the stamps sets has been written by Dr Brian Stowell a prominent figure in both the Celtic Congress and Celtic League who is well known for his regular contribution to the Manx language section in each issue of Carn.

Illustrations of the stamp issue and details of how to order can be found at the Isle of Man Post site here

J B Moffatt
Director of Information
Celtic League

18/04/08

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good idea with the stamps and very colourful too ... though, still not convinced that Galicia is a Celtic nation and certainly not Asturias. Nothing against them, but why not coopt the linguistically lonely Basques if we coopt them too?

Nice idea though. With we had a Welsh post service which could come up with similar ideas.