A part set featuring three values – 5m, 6m, 12m – depicting a tree on different coloured backgrounds. The full set features a fourth stamp (24m), not included here.
U/M / Unmounted Mint / MNH / Mint Never Hinged.
About Calf of Man
Calf of Man local stamps were issued between 1962 and 1973, theoretically for use on mail being carried from the island to the Isle of Man mainland.
In reality, they are thought to have been produced more with an eye on the stamp collecting market, and when the Isle of Man took over its own postal service from the British Post Office in 1973, Calf of Man’s own issues came to an end.
However, whatever the reasons for their existence, Calf of Man stamps remain an interesting piece of Cinderella philatelic history.