Account & Product Details
Isle of Man Stamps & Coins
The Isle of Man has issued its own stamps since independence from the British Post Office was granted on 5th July 1973.
How To Collect? The Choice is Yours...
There are a number of ways to collect our stamps - seasonally in line with our stamp issue despatches or annually with one of our great Year Collections or just as and when you please!
Please read on and, if you require any assistance, please contact us
and we will be very happy to help...
For general ordering information (delivery times, handling charges, no Customs charges etc) please click here
Don't Miss a Single Stamp - Open a Standing Order Account
We can deliver your Isle of Man Stamp Collection direct to your door
at no extra cost.
By opening a 'standing order' account with us you can have all of
our prestigious new stamp issues automatically sent to your home on
the day of issue.
It’s as simple as that! Whenever an issue is released, you won’t even have
to worry about making a payment.
|It's So Easy...|
|Pay by Direct Debit - just contact us and we will arrange everything|
|By credit card - with your permission we can automatically take payment each time |
|Pay by card, cheque or PayPal and 'top up' your balance as necessary |
• In each case we will keep you up-to-date with our Isle of Man Stamps & Coins News magazine and make sure you don't miss a single stamp. To view our News magazine or our excellent general information leaflet please click below to view on on our page of the Issuu publishing website.
Any questions? Help is at hand -
should you require a member of our team to explain in further detail
the various options available, or indeed have any other questions,
please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you would like to open your
account over the phone, it’s not a problem we can fill in the details on
• The Bureau is open from 8.30am until 5.00pm Monday
to Friday. Telephone +44 (0)1624 698430 •
Our aim is to exceed all your expectations...
Our Personal Guarantee To You
Orders can be cancelled at any time and any items already despatched returned within 14 days for a full refund if not completely satisfied
Our Range of Stamp Products
Here is a set of definitions of our stamp products, all are available as 'standing order' items...
|Mint Stamps||Mint stamps have not been used for postage and accordingly bear
no cancellation. They should be in pristine condition having full gum
and perfect perforations.|
|Cancelled To Order (CTO)||Mint stamps that have been cancelled while still in sheet format
prior to being separated into individual or blocks of stamps|
|Gutter Pairs||Produced from sheets containing two panes of stamps separated by a
blank horizontal or vertical margin. Some sheets may have decorative
gutter margins and are collected in complete strips.|
|Self Adhesives||Stamps issued on backing paper from which they can be peeled off
and re-affixed to mail without moistening.|
|Miniature Sheet||A miniature sheet contains a single stamp, or a set of stamps, with
inscribed or decorative borders. They are sold intact at Post Office
|Overprint Miniature Sheet||Miniature sheets additionally inscribed with
|Sheetlets||Sheetlets differ from Miniature Sheets in that the individual stamps
are intended to be purchased separately at Post Office counters.|
|Complete Sheets||The number of stamps in a complete sheet varies from issue to issue.|
|Label Sheets||These sheets have labels attached to the stamps and relate to the
|Presentation Packs||Packs containing a set of stamps or miniature sheet inserted within a
clear acetate mounted black card. The outer card covers contain
details of the stamps and a short narrative of the issue subject.|
|First Day Cover||A specially designed envelope on which a full set of stamps, or a
miniature sheet, is affixed and cancelled on the first day of issue.|
|Cachet Cover||A mark applied to a first day cover or commemorative cover to
indicate a special event, exhibition or a date in connection with the
stamp theme. The mark does not cancel the stamp(s).|
|Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC)||A first day cover or commemorative cover containing an
encapsulated coin, medal or token relating to the theme
of the stamp(s).|
|Definitive Booklets||Contain the most common denominations, normally ten stamps.|
|Prestige Booklets||Contain stamps (and miniature sheet if issued) in panes of the same
design, or additional designs, and values as the sheet stamps in various
combinations. They have additional panes containing subject matter.|
|Stamp Card||A pictorial postcard with the design taken directly from the stamp.
May or may not have the stamps description, royal cipher and value.|
|Maximum Card||A stamp card with the related stamp being affixed to the front of
the card and cancelled accordingly.|
|Pre Paid Stamp Card||A pictorial postcard with a design relating to the theme of the
stamp issue but which has a stamp either affixed to, or printed
directly on the back of the card. Can be uncancelled or cancelled.|
|Europa||A special stamp, or stamps, issued as a symbol of co-operation between post and telecommunication administrations throughout Europe.|
Day Cover||The special stamp, or stamps, cancelled with a special first day of
issue Europa cancel.|
|Plate Blocks, Traffic
& other Sheet Markings||These are normally collected in blocks of 4 stamps.|
|Airletter||A sheet of lightweight paper with gummed flaps and a
pre-paid indicator on the front. Can be plain or have a design
printed to the left.|
|Folders||Packs containing pages of related descriptive text together with
stamps (singles, part sheets or complete sheets) and other various
items – covers, coins, cards etc.|
|Year Set||A pack containing the calendar years stamps and miniature sheets,
includes a brief explanatory text for each issue.|
Pack Collection||The calendar year's presentation packs supplied in a
|Year Book||Contains all stamp designs in a selection of stamps, sheetlets and miniature
sheets from the calendar year.|
The book gives full information about the
stamp designs, designers and the issue subject matter.
Standing Order Categories Form
For a full version of our standing order categories application form to view, print or post please click here
If you would like to receive an information pack about Isle of Man stamps, please contact us:
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