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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.

Stampa 2017 (National Stamp Exhibition)

Dublin 6th October-8th October 2017. As I have free travel to Dublin, I decided to attend on Friday and Saturday. This is the highlight of the year for Stamp Collectors in Ireland. I only saw two schoolchildren and this was … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Eleven

Thursday 5th October 2017. PostCrossing. One stamp at “international rate). Ireland joins the list of nations that has issued a PostCrossing stamp. And indirectly, PostCrossing, the organised exchange of postcards has re-vitalised Stamp Collecting. I was briefly involved in PostCrossing and … Continue reading

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Closing 400 Post Offices in Ireland?

Take a look at this headline from the Irish Independent (a leading morning newspaper) from Friday 29th August, two days ago. First of all some facts. At 2008, there were 1,424 post offices in the Republic of Ireland. According to … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Ten

Thursday 21st September 2017. Urban Street Art. Four stamps all at National Rate. I bought two sets yesterday. In a few days, I will post one set to myself. There is also a premium booklet with four sets of the … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Nine

The latest New Issues. Secondary Education Act 50th Anniversary (one stamp). National Ploughing Championships (two stamps and a miniature sheet).

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Stamp and Postcard Fairs

Two “collectables” Fairs in Belfast last weekend.  I obtained fifty used postcards. I now have used postcards from over eighty countries and on Saturday, I added Jamaica, Peru and Ethiopia. I also obtained Cook Islands. Stamps…not such a good day. … Continue reading

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Duplicates for Exchange

  Some duplicates available for Exchange: To be clear, I do not trade on basis of catalogue. These are duplicate stamps and without any real value. I will trade on the basis of 1:1 and a maximum of 40 stamps … Continue reading

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