May 24th 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of HM Queen Victoria. Isle of Man Post Office decided to mark this important occasion by issuing a collection which celebrates the great works and inventions of six eminent Victorian engineers who have hugely influenced on the historical development of engineering, science and technology still used today in everyone’s daily lives.
This stamp issue presents six great engineers and inventors who influenced food manufacture, clothing, naval gunnery, modern machinery, oil shipments and engine fuel injection in original and unique ways now almost forgotten. It is a celebration of what the Isle of Man does well – providing opportunities to develop great people who go on to provide great service to mankind. Each of these great engineers was either born in the Isle of Man or created their ideas whilst living and working here. The full collection can be found at www.iompost.com/engineers.