Category Archives: Stamp Fairs

Stampa 2019

Stampa is the highlight of the year for Stamp Collecting in Ireland. The three stakeholders in the hobby…An Post (the Post Office), Dealers and of course Stamp Collectors. It is a recurring theme of this Blog that the hobby works … Continue reading

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“Stampa 2019”: Preview

“Stampa”, the Irish National Stamp Exhibition takes place in Dublin on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week. It is the biggest event in the year for Collectors. The only other “national” event is “Spring Stampa” which is held in … Continue reading

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Portadown Stamp Show 2009

Saturday 28th September 2009. The annual local Stamp Fair. In the 1980s, local stamp fairs were frequent. I recall attending shows/fairs in Lisburn, Derry and as far away as Sligo. I suppose it was a season from September thru to … Continue reading

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Canada & Australia

So yesterday I attended the Spring Stamp & Postcard Show in Belfast. The same venue hosts a general Collectors Fair on the first Saturday of every month so the two big annual Belfast shows in April and October are attended … Continue reading

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Stampa 2018 (National Stamp Exhibition)

The Irish National Stamp Exhibition took place from Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October. I attended on two days (Friday and Sunday). This is my seventh successive “Stampa” since I returned to Stamp Collecting in March 2012. Maybe five … Continue reading

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Portadown Stamp Show 2018

A short journey (4 miles) to Portadown. The annual stamp show was as much about Postcards as Stamps. I did not buy much. About ten album pages of stamps from Belgium, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and some other countries. I spent … Continue reading

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Stampa 2018

The Irish National Stamp Exhibition will take place from 5th October to 7th October.

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