Monthly Archives: October 2013

Postcards of United States

This box contains my collection of postcards from the United States Of America. Most were exchanged with friends online. There are 725 in all. The only State that I dont have a card from is North Dakota.  I have always … Continue reading

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Irish Philatelic Bulletins

For many years, the Irish Philatelic Bureau has been sending out bulletins, effectively newsletters, which inform customers of new issues and general news. The photograph shows newsletters from 1980s, 1990s and 2013. I note that in 2012 and 2013, there … Continue reading

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Mail Call…25th October 2013

Back in 2000, An Post made life extremely difficult for collectors. There were sets such as Hurling Team of the Millenium, fifteen stamps in sheet form (with the same stamps available in self-adhesive form in a series of booklets). In … Continue reading

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Censored!

This cover has very little value …I paid just 40pence for it several years ago.  This is a letter sent from Ireland to Canada during the Second World War (or The Emergency) as it was known in Ireland. Ireland was … Continue reading

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Mail Call…24th October 2013

The stamps that I posted in Dublin on Friday all arrived yesterday. All have been taken off the envelopes (photographs above).    

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10,838

I counted my stamps last night. The total is 10,838. I did not count my Ireland stamps. The Rest of the World Collection is basically a “fun” thing. The total is not big …for a collector who has been collecting … Continue reading

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Stampa 2013: Report

Stampa 2013 is being held in the complex of conference suites in the grounds of the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) in the south centre of the city at Ballsbridge. RDS is the location of the annual Dublin Horse Show. Today … Continue reading

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