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Cricket - The Ashes Stamps Miniature Sheet CTO

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Catalogue No. NG75 , Release Date: 29 June 2009
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  • Issue date 29th June 2009
  • Three stamps in the series - WG Grace, The MCC and The MCC Ashes Trophy and Urn
  • Featuring the artwork of Karen Neale and Christina Pierce
  • Released to celebrate the 2009 Ashes series

Cricket - The Ashes Stamps Miniature Sheet CTO - Description

To celebrate the 2009 Ashes series, the Isle of Man Post Office issued this CTO* stamp set.

There are three stamps in the collection, released on 29th June 2009:

W G Grace - The legendary Dr William Gilbert Grace (1848 - 1915) was the outstanding English all-round amateur cricketer of his day - who captained England and Gloucestershire.

The MCC - MCC was founded in 1787 at a time when cricket was considered a sport for the elite.  Lord's cricket ground, the home of The MCC is depicted on the third stamp in a vibrant painting by Karen Neale.

The MCC Ashes Trophy and Urn -Both the Waterford crystal trophy and the world famous Ashes urn are shown on the second stamp - the terms 'Ashes' was first used after England lost to Australia for the first time on home soil at The Oval in August 1882.

* CTO = Cancelled To Order, Mint condition cancelled Stamps