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Monday, July 13, 2015
Isle of Man Stamps & Coins - Manx Buses
All Aboard Please! Manx Buses Part Two,
this particular presentation has been issued in addition to a previous release
in 1999, and features a selection of nostalgic images highlighting vehicles
used by both Douglas Corporation and Road Services fleets, which later
amalgamated under the banner of Isle of Man National Transport during 1976.
wonderfully evocative pictures depict vehicles used on the Island during the
1930s and 1940s and have been especially commissioned by local artist Peter
Hearsey to mark the fortieth anniversary of Isle of Man Transport.
renowned automotive history artist, Peter Hearsey studied at Kingston Upon Hull
College of Art 1960 - 1964, but after working in London for many years within
the spheres of advertising, visualisation and illustration, moved to the Isle
of Man in 1977. He has used a modern style for this work, with each vehicle
highlighted in a creative SPOT UV varnish to create a luminous finish.
author and transport historian, Richard Davis, who provided the accompanying
text, commented, "I am delighted to see the results of our work on this
project. Peter has produced a series of fantastic images which perfectly
capture Manx buses of the 1930s and 1940s, and Isle of Man Post Office can be
very proud of their latest stamp issue."
of the stamps feature the fondly remembered Douglas Corporation Transport
yellow buses posing at the capital's railway station, on Prospect Hill in
Douglas and at the now demolished Omnibus Depot.
addition, the distinctive red Isle of Man Road Services vehicles are shown
leaving Ballasalla, together with two illustrations in Ramsey, at the bus
station and outside the Town Hall.
Manager of Isle of Man Stamps and Coins, Maxine Cannon, said, "We are
delighted to present this fantastic set of stamps, which strikingly capture the
Island's rich transport heritage, using illustrations by local artist Peter
Hearsey and text from well-known local author and transport historian Richard
Davis. This issue, which ties in with the forthcoming Isle of Man Transport's
fortieth anniversary in 2016, would make the perfect addition to any bus
enthusiast, or stamp collector."