Isle of Man 1973 Definitives
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- Issued: 5th July 1973. (Inauguration Day)
- 6 Additional Values Issued in 1975: 4½p & 8p (PVA Gum) on 8th January; 5½p & 7p (PVA Gum) on 28th May; 11p & 13p (Gum Arabic) on 29th October.
- Design John H. Nicholson
- Printed by Courvoisier of Switzerland.
- Process: Photogravure on Granite Paper with Gum Arabic
- Sheet Format: 50. (5 by 10) except 10p,20p,50p & £1. (10 by 5)
- Stamp Sizes: (½p-9p & 11p,13p): 41.5mm x 26mm. (10p,20p,50p & £1) 28.5mm x 34mm
- Perforations: 11½
- Withdrawn from Sale: 31st December 1978 (Except: 2p. 30th June 1983 & 3½p. 31st December 1985)
First Day Covers
Stamp Sachets - 10p
- Definitive stamps are loose and are from Normal Sheets.
- Contents are on the Cover
Stamp Booklets - Stitched
- Issued on the 5th July 1973
- Panes of 2 within each Booklet are from the left and right Vertical marginal strips of 10 from the normal sheets of 50 (5 by 10). This results in Panes of 2 being Upright or Inverted.
- Issued on the 1st of April 1974. (All 3 booklets were placed on Sale at Interpex New York on March 22nd - FDC's are known - see Example below)
- Marginal Panes of 4 within each Booklets are from the left and right Vertical marginal strips of 20 from the normal sheets of 50 (5 by 10). This results in Panes of 4 being Upright or Inverted.
Stamp Sachets 30p, 40p & 50p
- Issued on the 29th July 1974.
- Usually contains Non-Marginal Blocks of 4
- Contents displayed on Cover
Stamp Sachets 20p
- First Issued on the 25th April 1975 (Contained Definitives (3p x 2) + (4 x 3½p)
- Contents changed on 28th May 1975 (Contained Definitives (1½p x 2) + (3 x 5½p)
- Contents changed on 16th June 1975 (Contained Definitives (½p x 4) + (2 x 1½p) + (3 x 5p)
- First Issued on the 20th September (Contained Definitives (1p x 2) + (3 x 6p)
- Contents changed in March 1979 (Contained Definitives (1p x 2) + (3 x 6p)*
- The 6p was from a 1978 Links Commemorative set. Click on: Isle of Man 1978 Links
Booklet Panes of 2 (Stitched)
Booklet Panes of 4 (Stitched)
Booklet Panes of 2 First Day Covers
- First Day of Issue 5th July 1973
Booklet Panes of 4 First Day Covers
- Booklets were released earlier For INTERPEX in NEW YORK on 22nd March 1974
- Official First Day of Issue was 1st April 1974