Thursday, April 17, 2008

VELOCETTE postage stamps...

Postage stamps have been issued by numerous countries depicting motorcycles and of course the Isle of Man would be the best known to sporting motorcyclists.
Australia had never done this and so when the Centenary of Velocette approached in 2005, the rally committee organising the National rally, which was to be the Centenary rally with the target of 100 Velocettes in attendance ( we actually got over 135 on the appointed photo shoot day…) we investigated something special.
Clubmember Stuart Browne did the hard yards and we came up with the stamp depicted. They are rare and I still have some left and affix them to letters to overseas Velo people where possible….
Illustrated are two first day cover I got while in the IOM at the TT in1974 and 1975.
As well the special Velocette stamp, franked by Australia Post is also illustrated
Ok, I couldn't resist slipping a picture of the Centenary Velocette photo shoot goes further on the right, not included in this picture.
Left click on photo to enlarge.

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