Sir Frank Gill (CTO) Set

Sir Frank Gill (CTO) Set
Sir Frank Gill (CTO) SetSir Frank Gill (CTO) SetSir Frank Gill (CTO) Set
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Product Code:  XM81
Brand:  I.O.M. Post Office

Shipping Weight:  2 g

Key Features

  • Highlighting the illustrious career of the Manx engineer
  • Frank Gill was born in Castletown in the Isle of Man in 1866
  • Frank made momentous contributions to the development of telecommunications
  • He also put in place the foundations of the BBC
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This fascinating set of six stamps highlights the career of global visionary Manx telecommunications developer and engineer who put into place the foundations of the BBC.

Each of the stamps featured in this collection focuses on Frank Gill's remarkable career. The set is aviailable in Mint and CTO.

- 57p - Sir Frank Gill, supervised the design of the Dublin Exchange, 1897
- 90p – Sir Frank Gill, Telephone Exchange Apparatus Room, 1909. Sir Frank controlled 57 other exchanges throughout the UK.
- £1.10 – Sir Frank Gill, instrumental in the formation of and setting the framework of the BBC, 1922.
- £1.50 – Sir Frank Gill, organised the first Transatlantic radio telephone call from his London office and AT&T in New York to London, 1923.
- £1.52 – Sir Frank Gill, Vice President Spanish Telephone Company and awarded the Order of Isabel the Catholic by King Alfonso XIII of Spain, 1926.
- £1.85 – Sir Frank Gill, Knighted for services rendered in the development of the telephone industry and international telephony, 1941.

Country of Issue Isle of Man
Issue Date 14th October 2019
Design Andrew Robinson, EJC Design
Text Robert Stimpson
Stamp Size 42 x 28mm
Colours 4
Process Offset Lithography
Perforations 14 per 2cms
Paper 110gms PVA Gummed
Number of Stamps 6
Format Sheets of 20

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