Category Archives: Stamps

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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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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Stamp Collection: A Work in Progress: “Dead” Countries

We tend to think of the countries of the world as static. In fact, it is very temporary. The World has changed. It will continue to change. Circa 1962, when I was starting off as a young collector, the world … Continue reading

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Stamp Collection: A Work in Progress: Irish Interest

One of the interesting things about being a collector of Irish stamps is  finding stamps of Irish interest that have been issued by other countries. I have an album of such stamps. The “problem” is often about setting limits on … Continue reading

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Stamp Collection: A Work in Progress: Colonies

I am not a big fan of colonies, the consequence of imperialism. I don’t actively seek out stamps from colonies. But in the interests of completion, it would be nice to have a stamp from all members of the Universal … Continue reading

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