Joey Dunlop Stamps

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Despite the TT being cancelled, the Isle of Man Post Office has just announced that the Joey Dunlop ultimate tribute stamps will be released on May17th.

After working very closely with Joey's widow, Linda, and her family, the Isleof Man Post Office decided to go ahead with this fitting tribute to arguablythe world's greatest road racer...

Six stamps make up the set andthey have been designed by Island resident, Ruth Sutherland.

A very special deluxe charity folder is available and a donation will be madeto the Joey Dunlop Injured Riders Fund, who are to construct a purpose-built chalet at the back of the TT Grandstand for disabled riders to use inrace weeks and other disabled persons during the rest of the year.

Philatelic Manager, Dot Tilbury said, "we really did not have any choiceabout doing the issue for Joey as he was so well loved by everyone and requestsfor a stamp issue came pouring in. Linda and the family were completely behindus and the issue was born."

Go to: www.gov.im/stamps to view the stamps and get more information.

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