Tales of The Tailless - Manx Cats
Sets and Sheets
Date of Issue: 23rd June 2011
The Manx cat is known the world over and our illuminating stamp issue text (available with the Presentation Pack and First Day Cover)is a 'Did you Know?'of facts... For example: "Their hunting instincts were demonstrated at a World Mousing Championship at a 1964 Calgary cat show. A Manx cat was the fastest to follow a mouse’s scent through a glass maze. Little wonder then, that a Manx cat was a mouser in the House of Lords in the early 1940s and another, the black ‘Peta’, in Britain’s Home Office in the 1960s.A gift from the Island in 1964, ‘Peta’ invaded 10 Downing Street and roughed-up the resident Siamese owned by Prime Minister Harold Wilson. There were no repercussions; however, as The Home Office once ruled that she enjoyed ‘diplomatic status.’"Our stamp images are gleaned from period postcards from an era when holidaymaking was the Island's main industry.
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