Monthly Archives: December 2014

Stamp Collecting…Is It Dying?

Is Stamp Collecting dying? There is conflicting evidence. All hobbies are related to Leisure Time…and Money. All hobbies are a luxury. Stereotypically, Stamp Collecting is rooted in late Victorian and Edwardian times. “Daddy” comes home from his London bank and … Continue reading

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The Politics of Irish Stamps

The Decade of Centenaries. The odd thing about Stamp Collecting (besides the eccentricity of people who collect stamps) is that it can be extremely “political”. In the case of Ireland this is hardly surprising. An Irish Stamp Album is in … Continue reading

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“Captain Jack” Re-Listed on eBay

The most recent “Captain Jack” did not sell. The minimum bid €900 (and the “buy it now” option of €1,800 did not attract a bidder or buyer. It always seemed overly-optimistic to me. It has been re-listed …with a minimum … Continue reading

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A Soar Point?

I admit I am not a big fan of “Stamps on a Roll”. But I could become a fan. We have now had five series of Definitive Stamps on A Roll. Eight new stamps…Irish Animals and Marine Life…. every year … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Dublin…

Greetings from a city centre hotel in Dublin. Will be here for a few days. Our wedding anniversary…thirty two years ago today. So…I am about 200 metres from the Philatelic Bureau in the General Post Office…and I am not going … Continue reading

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