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I Joined Irish Philatelic Circle

Last week on this Blog, I stated that I could not join a Stamp Club/Society. And on Sunday…I joined the Irish Philatelic Circle. What made me change my mind ? Well on Saturday, I attended a Stamp Postcard/Fair in Belfast … Continue reading

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Some New Covers

Not many purchases at Stampa 2016 yesterday. In part I was working to a very precise “wants list” of Irish miniature sheets (used). A word about “used” miniature sheets. It is in part a risible concept. Miniature Sheets are generally … Continue reading

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Buying Postcards in Ireland: Part Two

Ireland has a population of over six million people.the country has thirty-two counties. Some (eg Cork, Tipperary, Antrim) are large with big large populations. Others (eg Leitrim, Carlow, Longford) are small and have small populations. To take County Wexford as … Continue reading

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Nollaig Shona! Happy Christmas!

Wishing all readers of this Blog a great Christmas! Nollaig Shona!

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My Postcard Collection

My son, daughter-in-law and three children have been living with us for over a year. They found their own place about six weeks ago. We now have some extra rooms in the house. So I have turned one room into … Continue reading

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Robert Ballagh…Commemorating 1916 Rising

An FĂ©ile….the annual West Belfast Festival of Culture, Debate, Concerts etc took place earlier this month. In my role as a “political” blogger, it is one of the highlights of my year. I think it is fair to say that … Continue reading

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To Join A Club…..Or Not?

I have been collecting stamps for over fifty years. But I was only ever a member of one “club”…the Irish Philatelic Circle ….for a three year period in the mid 1980s. It was enjoyable and I had no real reason … Continue reading

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