Date of Issue : 25 April 2015
Rose scented stamps to mark 100 years of camaraderie and campaigning work in Isle of Man
Isle of Man Post in collaboration with the WI (Women’s Institute) Federation mark its centenary anniversary celebration with a rose scented set of six stamps, depicting a range of images of both the current Isle of Man chapter as well as some of the WIs most famous campaigns over the past 100 years, and a selection of Island members.
Each stamp is set on special rose scented paper with the pink rose embled which represents 100 years of contribution. The issue is scheduled to be released on the 25th of April
The WI was established in 1915 in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey with the aim of revitalizing rural life and educating and inspiring women where ever their life leads them. Nowadays, the aims have widened but many WI members still join primarily to make new friends, learn and develop skills and make positive changes to their local – and in many cases national – community and the activities, members engage with have changed.
WI is the largest women’s voluntary membership organization in the UK and currently has over 212,000 members in 6,600 WIs across England, Wales and the Islands.
Every WI belongs to a Federation, of which there are 69 in total. The Isle of Man Federation was formed in 1950 and currently has 750 members in 30 WIs. Its members have always taken an active interest in island life and getting involved in a huge range of activities.
Stamps on Indian theme
Thailand Post issued for Thai Heritage Conservation Day, a set of 8 stamps and a Souvenir sheet on 2nd April 2015 featuring Khon Masks related to Ramayana .
- Leeza Padhi - Cuttack