Tag Archives: First day of issue

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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A Nice Find

Over a period of more than fifty years collecting Irish stamps, I have on occasion had some lucky finds. This one…found in a bundle of commercially used covers which I bought earlier this year…is probably the best. It dates from … Continue reading

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Early Irish First Day Covers

As I explained in a recent post, I am not a big fan of First Day Covers.It might seem surprising that I purchased two last week. I think they enhance my collection of Ireland. The first cover (1949 Republic Recognition … Continue reading

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Christmas 2013

If it is 7th November….it must be Christmas! My wife and I spent a few days in Dublin last week. I obtained the new Christmas stamps. Three stamps in the set. Two of the designs are available as “Stamps On … Continue reading

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First Day Covers

I have never really liked the idea of First Day Covers. I appreciate the fact that older stamps have additional interest …and indeed value when they have been posted on the day of issue. But …for me, it works best … Continue reading

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How A Stamp Collection Evolves

I was certainly at primary school,around ten years of age…in or around 1962…when I commenced collecting Stamps. It is certainly more than fifty years ago. As I recall, my father bought me my first printed album, maybe 64 pages in … Continue reading

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