Isle of Man News - POSTED Sun 21-12-2014

WWI Christmas truce stamps

by Manx Radio

WWI Christmas truce stamps Isle of Man Post Office has collaborated with the German Post Office to produce a set of stamps and a specially-minted coin to mark the centenary of the Christmas Day truce in World War One.
A percentage of sales will go towards the Royal British Legion, which provides care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families.
The 500 limited edition commemorative covers include a set of three stamps depicting the unique moment in 1914 when soldiers in the trenches on both sides declared their own unofficial truce.
They came out into no man's land, swapped stories of home and family and even played a game of football.
Two of the stamps have been produced by the German Post Office and one by Isle of Man Post Office.
The commemorative stamp and coin covers will be available from 21st January 2015, while the single stamp cover will be issued on Christmas Eve.

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