Isle of Man  Issued Rose Scanted Stamps on Centenary of the Women’s Institute

iom womens instituteIsle of Man Post Office in collaboration with the Isle of Man WI Federation mark its centenary anniversary celebration with a rose scented set of six stamps, depicting a range of images of both the current Isle of Man chapter as well as some of the WIs most famous campaigns over the past 100 years, and a selection of Island members. Each stamp is set on special rose scented paper with the pink rose embled which represents 100 years of contribution. The WI was established in 1915 in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey with the aim of revitalising rural life and educating and inspiring women where ever their life leads them. Nowadays, the aims have widened but many WI members still join primarily to make new friends, learn and develop skills and make positive changes to their local – and in many cases national – community and the activities members engage with have changed. WI is the largest women’s voluntary membership organisation in the UK and currently has over 212,000 members in 6,600 WIs across England, Wales and the Islands. Every WI belongs to a Federation, of which there are 69 in total. The Isle of Man Federation was formed in 1950 and currently has 750 members in 30 WIs. Its members have always taken an active interest in island life and getting involved in a huge range of activities. – See more at: https://www.iompost.com/stamps-coins/collection/centenary-of-the-women-s-institute-/#sthash.wAu8giom.dpuf

Issue Date: 25.04.2015 Designer: Isle of Man Advertising Printer: Lowe-Martin
Process: Offset Lithography Colours: 4 Colours Size: 36x36mm

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