Monthly Archives: August 2016

New Issues 2016: Part Four

New issues purchased on recent trips to Dublin. A single stamp  (international rate) to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of th Somme. Recent increases in cost of sending mail necessitated new booklets for national and international postage. Two new … Continue reading

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General Post Office, Dublin 1916

Going into a post office to buy a stamp to post a letter is the most natural thing in the world. Buying a stamp in an iconic building such as the General Post Office in Dublin may not mean very … Continue reading

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Early Irish First Day Covers

As I explained in a recent post, I am not a big fan of First Day Covers.It might seem surprising that I purchased two last week. I think they enhance my collection of Ireland. The first cover (1949 Republic Recognition … Continue reading

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A Stamp Collection is Like An Iceberg

One of my interests in Life is Military History. I enjoy walking around battlefields and museums. The thing about a good museum is that the artifacts stored in the cellars and even warehouses are sometimes more interesting than the artifacts … Continue reading

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Glasgow Stamp Shop…Visit #3

Thursday 4th August….I had a business appointment in Glasgow. And I had a small “window of opportunity” to visit the excellent Glasgow Stamp Shop. This was my third visit. I was there in May and July last year. About the … Continue reading

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