Monthly Archives: March 2016

Postcards: What’s In A Name?

One of my interests is History…not just the “big” issues of Military History but I enjoy Social History and Family History. In Ireland, “Irish” names are often based on a single ancestor for example Connor, Brian, Donall, Niall etc. The … Continue reading

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Postcards: Wish List (USA)

I have over eight hundred modern USA cards…unwritten and unposted. I think this collection is based on familiarity with American places and themes, based on half a century of listening to American music and watching American TV. I have only … Continue reading

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New Issues 2016: Part Two

I was in Dublin on Friday and picked up the stamps issued in February and (so far) in March. Photo shows…50th Anniversary of Irish Heart Foundation stamp, the annual LOVE/Greetings  stamp, the annual St Patrick’s Day stamp and a set … Continue reading

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Postcards: Wish List (Europe)

Below is a list of European nations that are still on my “Wish List” for written/stamped postcards. Slovakia and Latvia….the only members of the European Union. Should obtain them in 2016. Iceland, Vatican, Andorra, San Marino and Monaco. Iceland “should” be easy. I … Continue reading

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New Issues 2016: Part One

This is an important year in the history of Ireland. In 2016, we celebrate the centenary of the Easter Rising, the event which declared the REPUBLIC of IRELAND and led to the establishment of an independent Irish nation some years … Continue reading

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When I’m 64!

Recently the Beatles song has been in my head. I may have heard it for the first time in the summer of 1967. But recently it has become more meaningful. In two months time, I become 64 years old. It … Continue reading

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Buying Postcards in Ireland: Part Two

Ireland has a population of over six million people.the country has thirty-two counties. Some (eg Cork, Tipperary, Antrim) are large with big large populations. Others (eg Leitrim, Carlow, Longford) are small and have small populations. To take County Wexford as … Continue reading

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