Category Archives: Stamps

Duplicates for Exchange

Recently I obtained a lot of kiloware. I can trade/exchange 25 Irish stamps to about ten people. See the scan below. These are booklet and coil stamps…fauna definitive, Easter Rising, historic objects and Christmas stamps.   If you would like … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Twelve

The final stamps of 2017. Centenary of Apparitions at Fatima. One stamp at international rate. Christmas. A booklet featuring 26 “national rate” stamps selling at £25. These are available as a pair from the Philatelic Services at General Post Office … Continue reading

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BREXIT and Stamp Collecting

As Britain begged and grovelled to get into the (then) Common Market fifty years ago, my late father said that General d Gaulle of France and his celebrated “Non!” was correct. “The English will never join a club where they … Continue reading

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Che Guevara: The Revolutionary Who Did Not Sell Out…Twice!

This is an odd story which will be a footnote to Irish Stamp Collecting. On 5th October 2017, a stamp was issued to honour Che Guevara. You may read elsewhere that this is controversial but as I wrote last month, … Continue reading

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Stampa 2017 (National Stamp Exhibition)

Dublin 6th October-8th October 2017. As I have free travel to Dublin, I decided to attend on Friday and Saturday. This is the highlight of the year for Stamp Collectors in Ireland. I only saw two schoolchildren and this was … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Eleven

Thursday 5th October 2017. PostCrossing. One stamp at “international rate). Ireland joins the list of nations that has issued a PostCrossing stamp. And indirectly, PostCrossing, the organised exchange of postcards has re-vitalised Stamp Collecting. I was briefly involved in PostCrossing and … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Ten

Thursday 21st September 2017. Urban Street Art. Four stamps all at National Rate. I bought two sets yesterday. In a few days, I will post one set to myself. There is also a premium booklet with four sets of the … Continue reading

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