Monthly Archives: September 2015

Famous Stamp Collectors…Are There Any?

I was watching an episode of “New Tricks” on BBC recently. It is a fairly light hearted drama where three retired police officers are employed by the London police to investigate unsolved “cold cases”. The premise of the show is … Continue reading

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Local Annual Stamp Show…Report

Well, after careful preparation all week…I actually left home thismorning without my Wants List. Thankfully it did not matter very much. As always the local Mayor (the term of office is only one year) was there to wish the event … Continue reading

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Local Annual Stamp Show …Preview

A busy month begins tomorrow. Three Stamps Shows…local, national and regional in the space of just five weeks. My local stamp show is promoted by the local club. I am not a member. It has not changed much down the … Continue reading

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Why I Rarely Trade Stamps

I should preface this post by saying that two months ago, I sent off 25 stamps to eleven different people and specifically asked for nothing in return. The stamps I sent were duplicates and of no real value. No big … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup 2015

The Rugby World Cup competition commenced on Friday. Surprisingly perhaps, the Irish Post Office did not issue any stamps. On Friday, I went to Dublin and posted a cover to myself with a 2007 stamp taken from a miniature sheet. … Continue reading

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The Airmail Experiment

As I have written recently, I see some light in the tunnel. Over the next nine months, I am hopeful that I will be “up to date” with my Irish collection. Hopefully, I will have obtained all of thirty or … Continue reading

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New Issues: 2015 (Part Six)

I was in Dublin on Thursday last. New issue. Five Senses. Some unusual and gimmicky aspects to the issue. As always, I bought a set to retain as mint. And a second set was posted to myself. They all arrived … Continue reading

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