Monthly Archives: February 2018

New Issues 2018: February

Just two issues in February. The annual LOVE stamp is only sold in booklets. But the Philatelic Counter at the General Post Office sells the stamp in pairs. The “N” indicates national rate postage. St Patrick’s Day is also an … Continue reading

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Some Cigarette Cards

I picked up some Cigarette Cards at a (mostly) Stamp Fair recently. It seems that Coins and Stamps have a longevity in collecting terms but Cigarette Cards are effectively set in years between the First and Second World Wars. Rather … Continue reading

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Earlier this week, I was given about twenty Irish phonecards. There was some duplication but I have been able to add most of them to my collection. Collecting phonecards became a big thing in Ireland in the 1990s. It started … Continue reading

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New Issues 2018: January

Stamps issued in January 2018: A single stamp (11th January)┬áto commemorate the Bicentenary of the General Post Office in Dublin. Four stamps and a miniature sheet were issued (18th January) to mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Chester … Continue reading

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