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Steve Hislop Stamp, Coin Collection Launches

Celebrating thirty years, since he became the first racer to lap the mythical Mountain Course at in excess of the 120 mph mark, a limited edition Steve Hislop stamp, coin collection produced by the Isle of Man Post office, has recently been launched on the eve of TT 2019.

11 times a TT winner, ‘Hizzy’ through the late 80’s, early 90’s, thrilled thousands of race fans, roads aficionados with his unique skill, potent ability.

Widely regarded as the fastest Mountain Course racer of his generation, the stamp, coin collection, toasting his various iconic achievements, alongside featuring photography from FoTTofinders, additionally includes text provided by none other than Isle of Man TT: The Photographic History co author, Bill Snelling.

Photo courtesy of Isle of Man Post Office

Speaking about the latest, newly launched TT themed collection, Isle of Man Stamps & Coins, General Manager Maxine Cannon stated:

“Coin and stamp collections like this always prove a big hit with fans, so it’s fitting to mark the milestone of such a special landmark in TT history.

This set is a tribute not only to the achievements of a really popular rider, known to commentators as ‘The Flying Haggis’, but also to the remarkable history of the event, celebrating the astonishing talents and racing feats of a true TT hero whose legacy lives on.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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