Two Isle of Man TT legends are to be recognised in a new range of collectable stamp products being produced in time for this year’s TT Races.
2013 sees Geoff Duke OBE celebrate his 90th birthday and to help mark this significant milestone a special label sheet and folder are being produced. The folder contains a potted history of Geoff’s lifetime achievements through photographs and an exclusive commentary by his son Peter Duke. This true collectable includes our 90th birthday pictorial sheet of stamps and a facsimile of a rare vintage publication The TT as Geoff Duke sees it – a terrific booklet which answers such questions as ‘what gear did you use coming into Signpost Corner?’ or ‘how fast did you take Ballaugh Bridge? There is also a special stamps and label sheet which captures highlights from Geoff’s illustrious career.
A collectable folder also remembers King of the Mountain and 26 times TT winner Joey Dunlop OBE MBE. This unique gift provides an insight into his racing career and personality away from the race circuit. We are honoured to have the permission of Joey’s family and friends to reproduce personal photographs and recollections of ‘Yer maun from Ballymoney.’ The collection includes a pictorial special label sheet with images from some of his most memorable successes, a special postcard and a truly unique must-have for all those who hold Joey in their hearts.
It’s a well known fact that Joey always wore a red Honda t-shirt underneath his leathers when he rode on the mountain course. We are privileged to have been given a genuine shirt by his family and each of these collectable folders includes a small fragment of Joey’s red shirt – a real piece of TT history. An additional product is a pictorial stamp and label sheet illustrating Joey’s record-breaking achievements on Honda motorcycles. Both the Joey Dunlop and Geoff Duke items will be available at the NorthWest 200 and during TT 2013 from the Joey Dunlop Foundation.
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