Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Groucho Marx Guide To Stamp Collecting

Groucho Marx famously said that he would not join a club which would have him as a member. I feel much the same way about Stamp Collecting clubs. I am saddened that “collectors fairs” promoted by clubs in Sligo, Limerick … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Four

A new issue yesterday, so I was in Dublin. Four stamps depicting Royal Sites of Ireland. All are at National Rate. The four sites shown are Hill of Tara (County Meath), Eamhain Mhacha (County Armagh), Rathcroghan (County Roscommon) and Rock … Continue reading

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Postmarks: County Cork

A selection of postmarks from County Cork. I have eighty-two from the “Rebel County”.  The fourteen shown on this page are from Kealkill, Lislevane, Ballydehob, Toormore, Blarney, Macroom, Riverstick, Goleen, Newmarket, Buttevant, Durrus, Rathcormac, Kilbehany and Inishannon. I have several … Continue reading

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Stamp Fair: 8th April 2017

I was at a Stamp Fair on Saturday. Apart from “new issues”, I have not bought any Ireland stamps from my Wants List since last October. I will return to the Wants List in about six weeks. I have two … Continue reading

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World Albums Update

I have now printed 200 cover sheets for 200 countries and attached  196 self-adhesive flags. The flags are for the 193 UN member states plus Palestine, Vatican and Kosovo. I will need to make my own for Northern Cyprus, Taiwan … Continue reading

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“Fun With Flags”

Dr Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah-Fowler are not the only nerds who have fun with Flags. I have been updating information for my World Collection. I have an up to date Flag Sticker book. It contains the flags of all … Continue reading

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