Author Archives: John

About John

Dia Duit! Hello. My name is John. I am retired. I live in Ireland. I am on a five year mission to visit every city, town, village and place of historic and scenic interest in Ireland.

Stamp & Postcard Fair

Stamp & Postcard Fair in Belfast yesterday. Not a good day for Stamps but a great day for Postcards. I picked up four  Irish “golden age” postcards from the early 1900s. But I also got NINETY used modern postcards from … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Seven

A new stamp to commemorate the Women’s Rugby World Cup was issued on 13th July. The event takes place in Ireland. The single stamp features Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish team. I bought the mint stamps and First Day … Continue reading

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General Update

As we have now passed the mid-point of 2017, this seems like a good time to review the year so far. This year is a big year for me. I am now 65 years old and I can travel FREE … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Six

Recent Irish issues. Centenary of Lions Club International, Centenary of Battle of Messines Ridge and 150th Anniversary of the Death of Thomas F Meagher. I do not usually buy First Day Covers but I bought two of Meagher. I also designed … Continue reading

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Recent Stamp Trades: Feedback

A few weeks ago, I placed an advert in a “Trade and Exchange” message board. I offered 50 Irish duplicates in exchange for 50 stamps from any  other country. I posted scans of about 220 Irish duplicates on this Blog. … Continue reading

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Irish Duplicates Scanned

I have agreed to trade stamps with several people. The duplicates scanned are available for exchange. UPDATE ….Some of these stamps have now been selected and sent. Please check availability with me before sending your stamps to me. Duplicates1 Duplicates2 … Continue reading

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Post Offices in Cork City

Some photographs taken last week of post offices in Cork City.  MacCurtain Street and Washington Street.      

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