Winter holidays are approaching and Isle of Man Post Office marks the festive season with six fun-filled and colourful stamps celebrating pantomime, a Christmas tradition which has delighted for generations in theatres and community halls across the Isle of Man and British Isles.
StampNews.com is delighted to present this fun-filled and colourful set of six Christmas stamps for you to enjoy.
The vibrant designs pay tribute to one of the great Christmas traditions – pantomime – recalling some of the famous shows which have delighted audiences young and old throughout the generations, from tiny village halls to glorious theatres.
Across the British Isles each winter professional and amateur performers take to the stage to keep the panto tradition alive. It has become as much a part of Christmas as the tree and turkey, and is embraced across the Isle of Man as communities come together to produce their shows.
The six stamps recall familiar shows which have been staged in the Isle of Man over the years – The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Robin Hood – reminding everyone of their own pantomime experiences.
The story of the tradition is written by eminent panto performer Christopher Biggins, a familiar face from stage and screen who is without doubt the ‘Grand Dame of British Theatre’. Alison Lodge, who is heavily involved in pantomime production in the Isle of Man, offers a Manx perspective.
Anyone who misses out on this wonderful Christmas stamp issue will be very disappointed - Oh no they won’t. Oh, yes they will!
The Christmas Pantomime stamp issue is available as a set and in sheet format, in mint condition or Cancelled to Order, as well as on a First Day Cover and as part of a Presentation Pack.