Isle of Man 1973 Definitives

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  • Issued: 5th July 1973. (Inauguration Day)
  • 6 Additional Values Issued in 1975: 4½p & 8p (PVA Gum) on 8th January; 5½p & 7p (PVA Gum) on 28th May; 11p & 13p (Gum Arabic) on 29th October.
  • Design John H. Nicholson
  • Printed by Courvoisier of Switzerland.
  • Process: Photogravure on Granite Paper with Gum Arabic
  • Sheet Format: 50. (5 by 10) except 10p,20p,50p & £1. (10 by 5)
  • Stamp Sizes: (½p-9p): 42mm x 26mm (10p-£1) 29mm x 34mm
  • Perforations: 11.5
  • Withdrawn from Sale: 31st December 1978 (Except: 2p. 30th June 1983 & 3½p. 31st December 1985)

Sheet Stamps[edit]

½p Castletown
1p Port Erin
1½p Snaefell
2p Laxey
2½p Tynwald Hill
3p Douglas Promenade
3½p Port St. Mary
4p Fairy Bridge
4½p Tynwald Hill
5p Peel Town
5½p Douglas Promenade
6p Cregneish village
7p Laxey
7½p Ramsey Bay
8p Ramsey Bay
9p Douglas Bay
11p Monk's Bridge
13p Derbyhaven
10p Manx Cat
20p Manx Loaghtyn Sheep
50p Manx Shearwater
£1 Viking Long Ship

First Day Covers[edit]

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Additional Values (4½p & 8p) Issued on 8th January 1975
Additional Values (5½p & 7p) Issued on 28th May 1975
Additional Values (11p & 13p) Issued on 29th October 1975
FDC by Mercury 3½p to 9p Issued on 5th July 1973

Presentation Packs[edit]

Pack Contains Low Values ½p to 4p
Pack Contains Medium Values 5p to 9p
Pack Contains High Values 10p to £1
Pack Contains Additional Values 4½p to 8p
Pack Contains Additional Values 5½p to 7p
Pack Contains Additional Values 11p to 13p

Stamp Sachets - 10p[edit]

  • Definitive stamps are loose and are from Normal Sheets.
Booklet 10p - Issued 5th July 1973
Booklet 10p - Issued 1st November 1973

Stamp Booklets - Stitched[edit]

  • Issued on the 5th July 1973
  • Panes of 2 within each Booklets are from the left and right Vertical marginal strips of 10 from the normal sheets of 50 (5 by 10). This results in Panes of 2 being Upright or Inverted.
Booklet 10p
Booklet 25p
Booklet 30p
Booklet 50p
  • Issued on the 1st of April 1974. (All 3 booklets were placed on Sale at Interpex New York on March 22nd - FDC's are known)
  • Marginal Panes of 4 within each Booklets are from the left and right Vertical marginal strips of 20 from the normal sheets of 50 (5 by 10). This results in Panes of 4 being Upright or Inverted.
Booklet 30p
Booklet 40p
Booklet 50p

Stamp Sachets 30p, 40p & 50p[edit]

  • Issued on the 29th July 1974.
  • Usually contains Non-Marginal Blocks of 4
Booklet 30p
Booklet 40p
Booklet 50p

Stamp Sachets 20p[edit]

  • First Issued on the 25th April 1975 (Contained (3p x 2) + (4 x 3½p)
  • Contents changed on 28th May 1975 (Contained (1½p x 2) + (3 x 5½p)
  • Contents changed on 16th June 1975 (Contained (½p x 4) + (2 x 1½p) + (3 x 5p)
Booklet 20p
  • First Issued on the 20th September (Contained (1p x 2) + (3 x 6p)
  • Contents changed in March 1979 (Contained (1p x 2) + (3 x 6p)*
  • The 6p was from a 1978 Links Commemorative set. Click on: Isle of Man 1978 Links
Booklet 20p

Booklet Panes of 2 (Stitched)[edit]

Upright Pane (2½p x 2)
Upright Pane (3p x 2)
Inverted Pane (½p x 2)
Inverted Pane (2p x 2)
Inverted Pane (2½p x 2)
Inverted Pane (3p x 2)

Booklet Panes of 4 (Stitched)[edit]

Upright Pane (3p x 4)

Booklet Panes of 2 First Day Covers[edit]

Booklet Panes (½p & 2p)
Booklet Panes (2½p & 3p