Monthly Archives: October 2016

Belfast Stamp Fair Report

Really a Stamp AND Postcard Fair. Saturday 29th October. Actually pretty good. I purchased … ….four 1960s Ireland First Day Covers for £6. ….seven “vintage” Ireland postcards from the period 1900-1922. Cost about £10. Of course in these years, British … Continue reading

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Some New Covers

Not many purchases at Stampa 2016 yesterday. In part I was working to a very precise “wants list” of Irish miniature sheets (used). A word about “used” miniature sheets. It is in part a risible concept. Miniature Sheets are generally … Continue reading

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Stampa 2016 Report

Yesterday I was at the National Stamp Exhibition in Dublin…the event takes place between 14th October and 16th October. To some extent, I have already written about the decline in Stamp Collecting in Ireland and previewed this years Show in … Continue reading

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The Worst Thing About Stamp Collecting?

I have come to the conclusion that the worst thing about Stamp Collecting is….stamp collectors. I take the Groucho Marx approach to joining clubs. Memorably, Groucho said that he wouldnt join a club that would have him as a member. … Continue reading

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20,047

So I counted my stamps this week and the total is 20,047. This is up from 14,021 declared at 15th December 2015. The increase is partly due to adding a lot of stamps, purchased at a club auction at the … Continue reading

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