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.

Another Video

In this video, I talk about how my “World Wide” Stamp Collection has evolved.

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My First Stamp Collecting Video

For some time, I have been toying with the idea of making some videos on Stamp Collecting. This is the first in (hopefully) a series. In this first video, I am talking about Collecting in general. If you have a … Continue reading

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Ireland Stamp Programme 2020

Today An Post published the Stamp programme for 2020. Surprisingly there is no reference to the League of Nations Centenary, the United Nations (1945-2020) or the Olympic Games. So… 23rd January …European Cities of Culture, Galway and Rijeka, Croatia (2 … Continue reading

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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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