ISLE OF MAN D-DAY issues 2019

About D-Day 75
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Isle of Man Post Office is privileged to issue a new set of stamps, a dedicated collection honouring all the Manx men and women involved in the historic landings. Our set is a special 'stamp on stamp' design and includes the artwork from our 1994 collection.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on 6th June 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history the Normandy beach landings.
This stamp-on-stamp presentation, derived from our 50th Anniversary of D Day 1994 commemorative issue depicts the most prominent military leaders of the Allied Forces who formulated plans which marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation.

The Commanders featured on the stamps are:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, US Army, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF).
Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Tedder RAF, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander.
Lt-Gen Omar Bradley, US Army, Commander 1st US Army.
General Sir Bernard Montgomery, British Army, Commander 21st Army Group.
Major General Walter Bedell Smith, US Army, Chief of Staff.
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey, Royal Navy, Commander Allied Naval Expeditionary Force.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Royal Air Force, Commander in Chief, Allied Expeditionary Air Force and also in command of the landing phase for Operation Overlord.
Lt-Gen Sir Miles Dempsey, Commander 2nd British Army.

The ships depict which are also depicted on 1994 issues, on the 1st stamp are the:
The left stamp of the se-tenant stamp shows the BEN-MY-CHREE : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7611
Also, are depict some landing craft in the foreground which are not identified.
The right stamp shows from the top the VICTORIA: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10494
LADY OF MAN: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6022
HMS WARSPITE, shown on the bottom in the right corner: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9921
The landing crafts have not been identified.
The EU stamp shows also on the right stamp landing craft and cargo vessels which have not been identified.

Isle of Man 2019 1st and EU sg?, scott?


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Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 pm

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The USA Post Office Announcement Bulletin provided this description of iceboats, with additional info from Watercraft Philately.

The iceboat is an adaptation of the sailboat. Its narrow hull is fastened to a crosspiece or runner plank and steel rudders are placed at each end. A steering rudder is positioned at either the bow or the hull, and a single mast supports one or two sails.

The iceboat originated in the mid-18th century on the frozen canals of The Netherlands and was introduced in America by Dutch settlers. Today in the United States, the sport of iceboating is popular mainly in the Great Lakes region and in areas of the Northeast.

Iceboat racing is the fastest of all winter sports, and many boats can exceed 100 miles an hour. They are classified by design and sail area and, during races, boats of similar size compete

It is believed by most that Oliver Booth built the first ice boat in America in 1784. The largest ice boat ever built in America was built for John A Roosevelt of the New York yacht club in 1860, this ice boat was named ICICLE, it was a gaff rigged sloop with a length of 68.11 feet with a sail area of 1,070 square feet.

Today, ice sailing is still popular, both in the Netherlands, America, Canada and the Norwegian countries, also in Russia,Poland and Austria this sport is still practiced.
There are two classes of ice boats, both of which are steered with a kind of skate in the front. The E-Skeeter with a sail area of 183 square feet, and a DN class this class owes its name to a competition organized by the Detroit News in 1937, and this class is the most popular. This ice boat weighs 90 pounds with a length of 12 feet, and the main runners behind are 2-3 feet long. The mast has a length of 16 feet, sail surface is 70 square feet.

More info is given on Wikipedia:
USA 1985 14c sg 2169, scott 2134.

I found some other stamp issues which show us ice sailing boats.

1955 Hungary 60F in a sports series, sg?, scott? (sailing on Lake Balaton.)
Poland 1978 1.50Zl. sg?, scott? (Issue for the 6th World Iceboating Championship in Krynica Morska on 06 February 1978.)
Mozambique 2013 two miniature sheets with iceboats, made only for the collectors market and not worth the paper she are printed on. 16.00MT and 175.00MT sgMS?, scott?
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