Postal History…Part Three. Slogan Postmarks.

A Slogan Postmark is the message, advice or advertisement that appears on a cover when it is machine-cancelled.

No doubt there are avid collectors who have a comprehensive list of all slogan postmarks. I would not be so keen but the slogans do reflect the changing face of Ireland.

Slogans1 Slogans2

At times they appear patriotic or patronising “Buy Irish Goods” (1929),”Labhair Gaeilge” (1945), “Save Bread Flour” (1946), “Fly Aer Lingus Irish Air Lines” (1950), “Licence Your Radio Promptly” (1953)”, “Teach Your Children to Clean Their Teeth” (1960) and  “Bank Your Savings in the Savings Bank” (1968).

These “slogans” can reflect the changing face of Ireland as much as the stamps.

A word about sponsored “Slogans”. The three below refer to “XXI International Congress on Occupational Health” (Dublin 1984), “Yeats International Stampex” (Sligo 1985) and “Irish Jewish Museum” (Dublin 1985).




About John

Dia Duit! Hello. My name is John. I am retired. I live in Ireland. I am on a five year mission to visit every city, town, village and place of historic and scenic interest in Ireland.
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