Irish Duplicates Scanned

I have agreed to trade stamps with several people. The duplicates scanned are available for exchange.

UPDATE ….Some of these stamps have now been selected and sent. Please check availability with me before sending your stamps to me.

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The people who I have contacted by email may select up to 50 stamps from these scans. Hopefully I will be able to facilitate all or most of them.

 

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Post Offices in Cork City

Some photographs taken last week of post offices in Cork City.  MacCurtain Street and Washington Street.

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Port Laoise, County Laois

This is the post office at Port Laoise.

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Portarlington, County Laois

I was in Portarlington in County Laois today. The Post Office is unusual as there is no Irish signs. I am curious about this.

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Kildare, County Kildare

The post office in Kildare Town is inside a small shopping mall.

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Hail To The Chump

A great postcard from my friend, Shelby in California.

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SOAR Stamps: The New Postmarks?

imageAs Irish mail is taken to Mail Sorting Centres, it has meant that collecting the postmarks of Irish towns and villages is now pretty pointless.

There are maybe 1,400 post offices in the Republic of Ireland. Each one has a unique four digit number which is shown on the  Stamps-on-a-Roll (SOAR) issued at counters.

SOAR stamps have been issued for some years and include the Marine and Animal series (updated on an annual basis),  Christmas stamps, Easter Rising stamps and the most recent (2017) Historic Objects.

The stamps are often issued in unusual values.

The Mute Swan stamp was sold in the General Post Office in Dublin (the first four digits are 0235). It was #316 on the Roll. The 22cents value (well below postal rates) indicate that it was sold to “top up” a stamp already purchased.

The Goldfinch stamp was sold in Derradda, County Leitrim (5160) a very small post office.

I now have about one hundred different post offices in my collection.

 

 

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