Monthly Archives: January 2017

Collector Fair: 28th Ja 2017

Small low profile Fair in Belfast. Not much in the way of Stamps. I did pick up some Ireland First Day Covers. Also bought seven Ireland Postcards from the “Golden Age”. All were addressed to the same person in the … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part One

These are the new Irish definives (mint) which were issued on Thursday 12th January. They were purchased at the Philatelic Counter at the General Post Office in Dublin. There are eight “Stamps on a Roll” (SOAR) which should be available … Continue reading

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Irish Stamp Programme 2017

This is the Stamp Programme for 2017. I stress that it is provisional and subject to change. Two interesting issues. Thomas F Meagher was an Irish patriot who was sentenced to death but this was commuted to transportation to Australia. … Continue reading

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A Nice Find

Over a period of more than fifty years collecting Irish stamps, I have on occasion had some lucky finds. This one…found in a bundle of commercially used covers which I bought earlier this year…is probably the best. It dates from … Continue reading

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New Issues 2016: Part Five

The final new issues of 2016. A set of four stamps commemorating Irish Lighthouses. A special booklet was also issued. And the Christmas stamps were the final issue of 2016. A 72 cents stamp was only available in booklets (26 … Continue reading

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