Stamps Commemorate Memorial Sculptor

Australian ANZAC memorials commemorated by Isle of Man Post Office stamp collection.

Sculptor Rayner Hoff was born on the Isle of Man in 1894 and served in the British Army during the Great War. He attended London’s College of Art where he honed his skills as a sculptor. After a career in Europe, Hoff moved to Australia and worked on stone and bronze pieces for major war memorials – The Shrine of Remembrance in Sydney and the National War Memorial in Adelaide.

Maxine Cannon, General Manager at Isle of Man Stamps and Coins, said: ‘The sacrifices made by the brave men who fought in the Great War should never be forgotten, which is why we felt it important and are honoured to commemorate the centenary of the end of the war through Rayner Hoff’s work. ‘It’s always exciting to work on a project which shows how successful Manx people have been around the world and we’re delighted to be showcasing some of his work from Australia.’

A collection of six stamps and a first day cover have been commissioned by the Isle of Man Post Office and are available for purchase at: http://bit.ly/2ofCG3O