100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal
Isle of Man Post Office has teamed up with Panama Canal and Cunard line to produce a miniature sheet that marks the centenary of the Panama Canal, the incredible feats of the civil engineers tasked with its creation and a series of achievements exemplified by the passage of Cunard\’s Queen Elizabeth through the world famous waterway.
Following a number of setbacks, the project was eventually completed by the US Government and the Canal was officially opened on 15th August 1914 with the passage of the cargo ship SS Ancon. Since then, the Panama Canal has averaged 14,000 ships per year, representing 5% of the world\’s shipping industry, and continues to be regarded as one of the world\’s busiest waterways. In 2014, we mark 100 years since the first ship sailed its entire length.
The miniature sheet consists of a collage of images associated with the Canal\’s centenary celebrations; it includes a visual of Cunard\’s Queen Elizabeth passing through the world famous Panama waterway, with Cunard also celebrating next year the 175th Anniversary of its first ship Britannia setting sail in July 1840.The image also includes a map of the Canal and a high definition photo of Manx man William Kennish.
Issue Date: 08.08.2014 Designer: Isle of Man Advertising Printer: BDT Process: Offset Lithography Colours: 4 Colours Size: 28 x 42mm
Gift Pack and Postcard
A limited edition celebration of John McGuinness’s record-breaking moment and 21st victory at the 2014 SES TT Zero on the Japanese Mugen Shinden. The A5 postcard features an action-packed photograph by Stephen Davison, a postmark for July 14th 2014 and text from Kyle White about McGuinness’s race win and 117mph lap record. The gift pack includes the cancelled to order A5 postcard held in a vibrant roll folded card and a wealth of images and a full story about the bike and race results. These two unique products are limited to just 2500 items. Issue Date: 19.08.2014