Isle of Man 2014 Dark Sky Discovery

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue Date : 1st September 2014
  • Designed by : Isle of Man Advertising, from time lapse photographs by Ron Strathdee or by Glenn Whorrall (182p)
  • Printed by : BDT International Security Printers of Dublin
  • Print process : Offset Lithography
  • Sheet Size: 20 (5 x 4)
  • Stamp size : height 31.1mm x width 62.2mm
  • Perforations : 14.2 x 14.2
  • Paper/Gum : 110 gsm Unwatermarked with PVA
  • Withdrawn: Still on Sale

Dark Sky Discovery. Night Skies of the Isle of Man


42p - winter sky viewed from Niarbyl, with constellation Orion outlined
164p - spring sky seen from Port Erin, with Leo outlined
182p - summer night sky, viewed from near St Michael’s Chapel off Langness peninsula, with Cygnus is outlined and the King Orry’s Great Way (Milky Way) is also clearly visible
230p - night sky over Langness, with lit-up lighthouse - Pegasus, and Andromeda (galaxy)

Sheet Stamps

42p (Orion the Hunter)
£1.64p (Leo the Lion)
£1.82p (Cygnus the Swan)
£2.30p (Pegasus the Winged Horse)

First Day Cover

First Day Cover

Presentation Pack

Pack (Cover)

2015 Solar Eclipse cover

The stamps were used for the Isle of Man 2015 Solar Eclipse cover, with the exception of the 182p stamp which was not used.