Category Archives: Stamps

New Issues 2018: September

A quiet month. Just one issue…four stamps on 6th September. to mark Irish Scientific Discoveries. A Prestige Booklet due to be issued at the same time was actually issued a few days late.   Advertisements

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The Way We Were….

I have owned this 24 page Netto catalogue from 1970. It has just 24 pages and lists just 261 Irish stamps issued from 1922 to early 1970. For context…as an 18 year old in October 1970, I started to specialise … Continue reading

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From Croatia…

Thanks to Claudio in Croatia who sent me some German stamps. A great exchange.

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New Issues 2018: August

Only one issue of stamps this month A four-stamp set for the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) on 2nd August. I have the set in mint and used condition. There is also a souvenir sheet for the World Meeting of Families … Continue reading

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A First Day Cover isn’t a First Day Cover

Earlier this week, Rudy Guiliani, personal counsel to United States President (has he been impeached yet?) Donald Trump said that “Truth isn’t the Truth”. Employing the same logic, I can say that a “First Day Cover Isn’t a First Day Cover”. … Continue reading

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Glasgow Stamp Shop 2018

Last week (Wednesday) I went on my annual pilgrimage to the Glasgow Stamp Shop. The annual trip is long and tiring. A start at 5.15am and my wife drives me 25 miles to Belfast to catch a coach (6.30am) for … Continue reading

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Two Anecdotes from July

Now that I have my free Senior Citizen Travel Pass, I can travel all over for Ireland for free. Since May 2017, I have been in 28 of Ireland’s 32 counties. One of the things that I like to do is … Continue reading

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