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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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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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New Issues 2018: February

Just two issues in February. The annual LOVE stamp is only sold in booklets. But the Philatelic Counter at the General Post Office sells the stamp in pairs. The “N” indicates national rate postage. St Patrick’s Day is also an … Continue reading

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New Issues 2018: January

Stamps issued in January 2018: A single stamp (11th January) to commemorate the Bicentenary of the General Post Office in Dublin. Four stamps and a miniature sheet were issued (18th January) to mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Chester … Continue reading

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The Raven from Westeros Has Delivered Mail

The three Game of Thrones-related postcards which I posted to myself in Belfast (or King’s Landing or Winterfell) yesterday were delivered today. The Diana Rigg postcard was bought in London over twenty years ago and has a “Olenna” stamp. The locations … Continue reading

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Stamps: History or Memorabalia?

There are essentially three types of stamps…definitive, commemoratives and thematics (or “topicals” as they are known in North America. Unless, a collector specialises in a certain country, definitive stamps can be boring and confusing. This is especially true of the world’s … Continue reading

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