Some upcoming events.
The Portadown Stamp Fair takes place on Saturday. It will be a small local affair and unlikely that any full-time dealers will be there. There will be a small display by local club members. The Show will likely be of interest to collectors of general collectables.
The Irish National Stamp Exhibition will take place between 14th-16th October. A new venue this year. And unusually this year, there is a seperate show for Coin Collectors. The Coin Collectors will be having their annual show the following week.
Ireland is of course a small country. Our Stamp Collecting “community” is small. We are getting old and it will be interesting to see if there is any proposals to “promote stamp collecting” as indicated on the flier.
It is often the case that “stamp” collectors have an interest in other collectables such as coins, bubblegum cards, postcards, military medals, football programmes etc. Basically all collectors have the same “DNA” . So even though I am primarily a stamp collector, I feel that Ireland is simply too small to have the luxury of seperate events.