Monthly Archives: December 2015

My Postcard Collection: Ireland

My Ireland Postcard Collection started as collecting souvenirs from journeys around Ireland.. This began thirty years ago. My wife and I have travelled extensively in Ireland. In some ways the updated postcards reflect changes in Ireland. Totals at 31st December … Continue reading

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My Stamp Collection: Miscellaneous

Some stamps from UPU-recognised territories and former nations. There are also stamps in my collection from several other territories which I do not actively   collect.

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My Stamp Collection: Africa

No surprise that living in Ireland, most African stamps I see are from former British colonies, especially the larger ones like South Africa and Nigeria. Most stamps from sub-Saharan Africa, with economic, literacy and conflict problems are not genuinely used … Continue reading

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My Stamp Collection: Asia

I suppose Stamp Collecting is all about appreciating the history, culture, literature, music etc of different countries AND chronicling the changes that are taking place over a period of time. Asia…I have never found the Orient very fascinating, in the … Continue reading

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My Stamp Collection: Americas

No surprise that USA and Canada dominate the ¬†Americas. They are popular with collectors and the themes resonate all over the world. “Latin America” is not accessible or available to the same extent in the English-speaking world. Over the last … Continue reading

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My Stamp Collection: Oceania

Not surprisingly, Australia and New Zealand dominate Oceania.  

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My Stamp Collection: European Colonies

“Colonies” in this context includes regions and territories. Frankly I am not a fan of “colonies”, a relic of Imperialism and Racism which offend me. Of course, the majority of colonies are much too sparesly¬†populatedto be viable as nation states. … Continue reading

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