Monthly Archives: October 2015

The (English) Coins In my Pocket…Today

Literally. It looks like I will never be rich. This is actually the first time I have looked at the coins in my pocket from the perspective of the Collector. Very surprised to discover that all four of the ¬£1 … Continue reading

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The (Irish) Coins In My Pocket…Circa 1966

On 4th July 2015, I published a post entitled “The (English) Coins In My Pocket…Circa 1966” and this is a companion piece. As I have said Irish and English coins were circulating side by side in “Northern Ireland”. Both Ireland … Continue reading

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Disappearing: One Cents and Two Cents in Ireland

Two of the three “copper” coins will soon start disappearing in Ireland. From today, One Cent and Two Cents coins will be taken¬†out of circulation. I still resist calling myself a Coin Collector. I am still a Stamp Collector, who … Continue reading

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Talking of Coins…

I would not describe myself as a Coin Collector. Rather I am a Stamp Collector with an interest in Coins. I first became interested in 1971 when Ireland and Britain went “decimal” and I wanted to preserve the memory of … Continue reading

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“Stampa 2015” Report

Irish National Stamp Show/Exhibition today. It is actually a three day event and Saturday is usually the busiest day. It runs alongside the National Coin Fair. I think this reflects a general overlap of interests. I am primarily a Stamp … Continue reading

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East Timor

I like to have at least one stamp from every country in the world. Today I received (via ebay) my first stamps from Timor Leste. This leaves only three countries tofind. Georgia is easy and cheap to obtain via ebay. … Continue reading

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British Duplicates for Trade

Well lets see how this goes. British Commemorative Stamps. I will trade for genuinely used stamps from any country. But the stamps must be issued after 2001. The stamps I am offering are commercially used and most date from the … Continue reading

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