Category Archives: Stamps

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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Another Stamp Club

Thursday 7th November 2019. I was invited to a stamp club in another town, about 40 miles from me. A very cold and wet night. I travelled by train. I really enjoyed it. Maybe 15 or so members and we … Continue reading

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A Stamp Club Meeting

It is maybe odd that I have never attended a Stamp Club meeting. Well it is not strictly true. I was a member of the Irish Philatelic Circle for about three years in the 1980’s and again in 2016. I … Continue reading

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New Issues 2019: October

New Issues in October…first off the 50th Anniversary of the band Thin Lizzy commemorated with two stamps and a miniature sheet. Phil Lynott has already featured on Irish Rock Legends set in 2002.   The Christmas stamps were also issued … Continue reading

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The Goal of “Completion”

There is a dedication in my first Ireland album that was written on 31st October 1970. I was just 18 years old. It is my first specifically Ireland album. It is the date I moved from being a juvenile collector … Continue reading

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Stamps On A Roll: A Mystery Solved

Readers will be aware that I collect Stamps on a Roll (SOAR). These are machine labels issued at post office counters. Every SOAR has a unique 14-digit number and the first four numbers indicate the post office. I have so … Continue reading

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