Invention and Innovation First Day Cover

Invention and Innovation First Day Cover
 Invention and Innovation First Day CoverInvention and Innovation First Day Cover 
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Product Code:  VM91
Brand:  I.O.M. Post Office

Shipping Weight:  20 g

Key Features

  • A stunning set of 6 stamps celebrating the innovative genius of Dr John C Taylor
  • Celebration of the life and career of innovator Dr John C Taylor OBE
  • Inventor of the Otter G switch and the bimetal kettle switch
  • Each stamp includes an element of varnish finish and a metallic ink
  • All funds received by Dr Taylor from sales of these stamps will be donated to the Teapot Trust charity
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This Isle of Man Post Office First Day cover features the complete collection of the six-stamp set Innovation and Innovation-- Dr John C Taylor OBE.

The stamps are cancelled with the first day of release, and includes a distinct postmark motivated by the shape of Dr Taylor's well-known bimetal kettle switch, used in millions of houses around the world. Inside the envelope is a four-page card describing the style of each stamp and featuring a profile of Isle of Man resident Dr Taylor.

The stamps are a celebration of Dr Taylor's life and career, showcasing his clock collection, spectacular home, philanthropy and creation in a series of complex designs making use of eye-catching photography, elements influenced architectural functions from his home and the shape of his bimetal kettle switch. They are ended up with varnish and metal ink to include to the visual effect.

Country of Issue Isle of Man
Issue Date 13th September 2017
Design Isle of Man Advertising
Illustrations Dr John C Taylor OBE
Text Dr John C Taylor OBE
Stamp Size

40 x 40mm


4 plus metallic and varnish

Process Offset Lithography

12.5 per 2cm

Paper 110 gsm PVA gummed
Number of Stamps 6

50 Stamps per sheet

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