Monthly Archives: December 2019

Crystal Ball & 2020 Vision

The days between Christmas and New Year are a curious mix of Relection and Anticipation. I am looking forward to seeing the Ireland Stamp Programme for 2020. There are two big international commemorations. The first is the Centenary of the … Continue reading

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Nollaig Shona! Happy Christmas!

Wishing all readers of this Blog a very Happy Christmas. Thank you for your support.

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Review of the Year: 2019

As Christmas approaches, this is a good time to look back on 2019. Overall it was a good year. Irish Stamps (new issues)…I have all the stamps, mint and used. So that is a success. One quibble. An Post seems … Continue reading

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My Grandson (12) HasThe Collecting “Gene”

I have often said that collectors have a specific “collecting  gene”. In my case, it is primarily Stamps and Postcards and to a lesser extent, Coins, PhoneCards, Plastic Toy Soldiers, 1960s records and….too much. Obviously my sons took an interest … Continue reading

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Irish Post Offices: Connacht

This is a list of post offices in Connacht. County Galway is listed separately. Where possible, I have included the unique 4-digit code that is printed on every SOAR stamp issued in the post office. The word “PHOTO” indicates that … Continue reading

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Irish Post Offices: County Galway

This is a list of post offices in County Galway (including Galway City). Where possible, I have included the unique 4-digit code that is printed on every SOAR stamp issued in the post office. The word “PHOTO” indicates that I … Continue reading

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Irish Post Offices: Ulster

This is a list of the post offices in Ulster. Where possible, I have included the unique 4-digit code that is printed on every SOAR stamp issued in the post office. The word “PHOTO” indicates that I have been to … Continue reading

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