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IOM: A Celebration of Coronation Commemoratives
IOM: A Celebration of Coronation Commemoratives 

 A new set of stamps to mark the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's coronation will be issued next month.  For generations, commemorative souvenirs to mark the coronations of British monarchs ranging from medals, china or pottery drinking mugs, badges etc have been produced as treasured keep-sakes of these landmark occasions in British history. No doubt grand celebrations are sure to be repeated in 2013, the year that marks t he sovereign's diamo nd anniversary of her crowning count ry  and will also be celebrated with new commemorative items. Pictured above is Alex Downie OBE MLC who has been a collector of coronation items for over 40 years and whose memorabilia features in some of the artwork within the overall stamp issue.  Commemorative souvenirs date back from the coronation of Queen Victoria through to our present monarch. They were and remain, remembrances of times when procession, pageants, firework displays, street parties and sports celebrated the coronation of a new King or Queen. Some could be bought while others were 'awarded' t o young people, t o be kept  as a reminder of event s t hat  were high point s in t heir lives.   
 Probably the shortest-lived royal souvenir in the Isle of Man was a replica of t he St  Edward's coronat ion crown. It was made of 1200 lbs of confectionery rock and was eaten by schoolchildren on the day it had been made to celebrat e Q ueen V ictoria's Diamo nd Jubilee in 1897. Known as t he 'Crown of Sugar', it was exhibit ed for a short time in the front window of its maker, Johnson and Co. Then on Jubilee Day it was smashed into easily sucked pieces. Tickets were issued to children and they exchanged these at the shop for five-ounce bags of pieces.   There have been many other notable souvenirs including coloured souvenir postcards in 1902 to mark the coronation of King Edward VII, medals and flags. By the time of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II there were scores of com mercial souvenirs. T hese ranged from  men's t ie pins t o royal -crested handbags. Virtually anything was packed decoratively, even pencils and paint boxes for children and tinned biscuits and chocolates. Only time will tell what this year's coronation souvenirs will be!  Please visit our website at www.iomstamps.com to find out more about The Coronation of HM Queen 19532013 collection of stamps and products and to pre-order.  


 T E C H N I C A L    D E T A I L S  
Design… ...................... Casco & EJC Design 
Text ................…. . …  Robert Kelly 
Format ..................... Sheets of 8
Printer ...................... BDT 
Process………… .…  Offset Lithography
Colours…………. .. . . 4
Paper……………… 110 gms PVA gummed
Perforations……. . .. 14 per 2cms
No .Of Stamps…… 6
Stamp Size. …….… 42.58 x 28.45mm
Date of Issue… .….. .   6th  February 2013  
 Sales & Marketing  Phone: +44 (0)1624  698 437  Email – Maxine Cannon maxine.cannon @ iompost.com     
 Office hours:  Monday to Friday  8.30am to 5pm GMT 
 P R O D U C T S     A V A I L A B L E 
Mint or CTO (Postmarked) 
Set……………. . ……  £5.59 
Presentation Pack………. .. ………………………  £6.34 
First Day Cover…………………………………… £6.29      
 Customer Services  Phone: +44 (0)1624  698 430  Fax: +44 (0)1624  698434 
Email: stamps@iompost.com 
 www.iomstamps.com 
                   
CORDIALES SALUDOS / GOOD LUCK /

JUAN FRANCO CRESPO * STAMP JOURNALIST (AIPET) 
SÀLVIA 8 (MAS CLARIANA)
E-43800 VALLS-TARRAGONA (ESPAÑA-SPAIN-ESPAGNE-SPANIEN)

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