The Post Office are set to issue a new range of stamps for avid collectors everywhere depicting the islands of England and Wales. It was determined that there were too many islands in Scotland to use those. The Isle of Wight will be the face of the first class stamp, an honour indeed for the island. The Second Class stamp will be the Isle of Man, something we on the island have known for a long time.
Other stamps in the series will depict Anglesey, Lundy, St Michaels Mount and Lindisfarne with Jersey and Guernsey reserved for the higher denomination stamps.
"It is something of a coup being the most common stamp sold," said Hans Dodishes, 13, burgher of Newport. "This will bring much deserved recognition to the island."
Cowes postman, David Tremalo, 39, is looking forward to delivering letters with the island in the corner.
"It'll be good," he said, "I might even put a little dot on the picture to show where it is delivered to."
The complete set of stamps will be available for viewing at Newport Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the afternoon until the third of next month.
"If the exhibit proves to be a success," said Dodishes, "we will consider extending the run and including other stamps from different eras. To this end, we ask that if anybody has some rare stamps that they would like to donate to the collection, if they could pop them on an envelope and send them to me."