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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.

New Issues 2018: May

Few issues in May 2018. The annual Europa issue features Bridges (two stamps). A single stamp showing Piobairí Uileann (Uileann Pipes) and a single stamp showing the 1400th Death Anniversary of St Kevin were also issued. There are no issues … Continue reading

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New Issues 2018: April

Another quiet month with just one issue. The much anticipated “International Statesmen” stamps feature two great heroes of the 20th century, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. This year 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination (let’s call it…murder!) … Continue reading

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The Problem With Stamp Collecting…Part 426

The problem with Stamp Collecting is …the People. Postal Administrations. Dealers….but mostly Stamp Collectors. Although there are clearly collectors that I like….I just don’t like them as a group. According to my wife…who is usually right about these things…intelligent people … Continue reading

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Never Join A Club That You Can’t Leave

The problem with online Stamp Clubs is that it is almost impossible to leave. I have joined four such clubs and they are more trouble than they are worth. Leaving is a problem. From the perspective of the clubs themselves, … Continue reading

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Aussie Rules!

Stamp Fair in Belfast on Saturday. Much more successful than the previous week in Dublin. All the Dealers were part-time. And I was able to pick up maybe 300 stamps at an average of just 5p each. As you can … Continue reading

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Return to Sender

This is a fairly typical page from my stamp album. The set is the Bicentenary of the Guinness Brewery in 1959. As was often the case with Irish stamp issues, two stamps were issued. One stamp was meant for posting … Continue reading

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New Issues 2018: March

March was a quiet month. The Centenary of the Death of John Redmond and the 150th Anniversary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation. The Coil Stamps delayed since January were also issued.    

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