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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 2019: January

Three new issues during January. The Centenary of the First Dáil was commemorated with two stamps. I am somewhat under-whelmed. The two stamps show a painting (really?) and the modern electronic voting system. The First Dáil (Parliament) convened in January … Continue reading

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Philatelic Desecration

In 2016, Ireland issued sixteen stamps to commemorate the Cenenary of the Easter Rising. The centenary was a very successful year, celebrating the event that led directly to Ireland becoming independent and sobre reflection of the Rising as well as … Continue reading

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Reasons Not To Join Forums…#718

I can never make up my mind whether it is a good thing to be part of a Stamp Collecting “forum” or “group”. There are two good reasons why I don’t associate with other stamp collectors. The first reason is … Continue reading

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Irish Stamp Programme 2019

The Ireland Stamp Programme for 2019 has been published in “The Collector”, An Post’s quarterly brochure. It is available online. The first brochure of 2019 lists the programme and shows the chosen designs of stamps due to be issued in January, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to all Readers of this Blog. I have had a lot more views than in any previous year. As I have always said, the Views and Comments are as much part of a Blog as the “original … Continue reading

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New Issues 2018: November

Christmas. A very unusual Christmas issue. Usually for the Christmas season, the definitive “Stamps on A Roll” (which can be printed out by a clerk in every post office) are replaced by two Christmas designs. There is also a booklet … Continue reading

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New Issues 2018: October

Not many issues. A single stamp to mark the centenary of the sinking of RMS Leinster which was sunk by a German UBoat in the closing weeks of the First World War. A total of 567 people were killed. This … Continue reading

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