100 Years of the Royal Air Force Stamp Set CTO

100 Years of the Royal Air Force Stamp Set CTO
 100 Years of the Royal Air Force Stamp Set CTO100 Years of the Royal Air Force Stamp Set CTO 
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Code:  WB81
Brand:  I.O.M. Post Office

Shipping Weight:  3g

Key Features

  • In celebration of one hundred years of history and service of the RAF
  • One tribute awaits on each stamp; printed in security ink, visible only under UV light!
  • High Flight by John Gillespie Magee appears on the stamp, in Morse code
  • Text by Air Vice-Marshal The Honourable David Murray CVO OBE
  • Available in Mint condition and Cancelled to Order
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These stamps feature more than simply the chosen airplane; on each stamp you will also discover: the name of the airplane, a medal ribbon and medal initials, the RAF Ensign, the name of an essential person associated with the Royal Air Force, the name of an RAF base and the GPS collaborates of the airfield.

We are is pleased to provide a set of 8 stamps that commemorates one hundred years of history and service of the Royal Air Force, presented through images of renowned aircraft that we all understand and like.

Some of the additional details in the stamps are so tiny that you will need to magnify the stamps to see them, but one further tribute awaits; printed in security ink, visible just under UV light, the sonnet High Flight by John Gillespie Magee appears on the stamp, not in lettering, however in Morse code. To see the poem, shine a UV light on the stamps and if your Morse is a little rusty, maybe utilize an online translator to read it.

The First stamp bears the Sopwith Camel, maybe the most known of the First World War aircraft.

The Second stamp, the Supermarine Spitfire is maybe the most renowned British fighter airplane.

The Third Stamp features the Avro Lancaster which was the principle heavy bomber used by the RAF in the Second World War.

The Fourth Stamp illustrates The Avro Vulcan (later Hawker Siddeley) which was a high-altitude bomber that served the RAF from 1956 to 1984.

The Fifth Stamp, The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an immediately recognisable twin rotor heavy-lifting aircraft utilized for troop motions, supply and battlefield casualty evacuation.

The 6th stamp is The Harrier or Harrier Jump-Jet, a jet powered aircraft capable of vertical liftoff and landing, making it extremely versatile.

The seventh stamp, The Typhoon is an agile multi-role fight aircraft used in dispute, peacekeeping and air-policing.

The last stamp, The Lockheed-Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, known in the UK as the Lightning II is a 5th generation STOVL multi-role supersonic stealth airplane with a flexible and extremely capable weapons system.

Country of Issue Isle of Man
Issue Date 15th January 2015
Design Glazier Design      


Text Air Vice-Marshal The Honourable David Murray CVO OBE,
Benedict Glazier and  Ivor Ramsden.
Stamp Size

40 x 40.5 mm

Colours 4 plus security ink
Process Offset Lithography

13 per 2cms


102 gms PVA gummed

Number of Stamps 8

20 stamps per sheet

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