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.

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Waimate-clipper 1874

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Waimate-clipper 1874

Postby Anatol » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:00 pm

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Waimate was an iron full rigged ship built in 1874 by J.BLUMER Co., Sunderland for British Eastern Shipping Co., Liverpool with her first name HINDOSTAN. Her dimensions were Length: 66.9 m. Width: 10.7 m. Depth: 6.3 m. and 1156 GRT, Rigged with sky sails. Sold 1875 to New Zealand Shipping Co., London, and was renamed WAIMATE. The New Zealand Shipping Company, founded in 1873, began its operations with two sister ships and, the next year, ordered a second pair to augment their service. Both the latter had long and successful careers and one of them, Waimate, soon acquired a reputation as the smartest and fastest clipper on the New Zealand run. Designed with two decks, she had accommodation for about 350 emigrants as well as a few berths for cabin passengers. On her maiden voyage under Captain Rose, she sighted Lyttelton (New Zealand) 84 days out from the Lizard, a much better than average time and the precursor of things to come. A well-constructed ship maintained in splendid condition, Waimate proved hugely popular and rarely sailed from England with spare capacity. In 1880-81, under Captain Peck, her second master, she created a record passage time of 73 days, London - Lyttelton (66 days 'land to land') which stood for many years. After twenty-two round trips to New Zealand, she was sold to Russian owners in 1896 and renamed VALKYRIAN. Thereafter relegated to cargo only, she left Newcastle, New South Wales, bound for Iquique, Chile, with a full cargo of coal sometime in 1899 but disappeared at sea and was never seen again. The design stamp is made after painting of Roger Morris: «Ship Waimate passing Pencarrow Head and entering Wellington, taking in sail before a fresh southerly».
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Re: Waimate-clipper 1874

Postby Anatol » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:25 pm

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The design stamp is made after painting of Roger Morris: «Ship Waimate passing Pencarrow Head and entering Wellington, taking in sail before a fresh southerly».
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