PHILATELY IS THE BEST COMPLIMENT

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Be­tween 1958 and 1976 the Isle of Man ‘Scooter Week’ was, ar­guably, the great­est scooter­ing event in the world. To cel­e­brate the in­au­gu­ral rally’s 60th an­niver­sary, the Isle e of Man Post Of­fice has is­sued a set of eight com­mem­o­ra­tive stamps. Avail­able in a va­ri­ety of for­mats that are priced from £8.60 up­wards, the set de­picts a range of scooter rs from across the decades. Also in­cluded is a short de­scrip­tion of the is­land’s scooter­ing his­tory, no­tably how, in 1981, scooter clubs were banned from vis­it­ing the is­land due to fears of dis­or­der. Those days are now long gone and to­day the bi-an­nual rally is seen as an im­por­tant event for tourism on the is­land. It’s an at­trac­tive set that serves as a vis­i­ble re­minder that scoot­ers and their riders have made the tran­si­tion from pub­lic nui­sance to na­tional trea­sure!

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