Tag Archives: Stamps

Stampa 2017 (National Stamp Exhibition)

Dublin 6th October-8th October 2017. As I have free travel to Dublin, I decided to attend on Friday and Saturday. This is the highlight of the year for Stamp Collectors in Ireland. I only saw two schoolchildren and this was … Continue reading

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Stamp and Postcard Fairs

Two “collectables” Fairs in Belfast last weekend.  I obtained fifty used postcards. I now have used postcards from over eighty countries and on Saturday, I added Jamaica, Peru and Ethiopia. I also obtained Cook Islands. Stamps…not such a good day. … Continue reading

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Update

The annual Irish “St Patrick’s Day” is issued today but the weather here in Ireland is terrible. Very strong winds and rain…so I have postponed my trip to Dublin or Lifford, County Donegal until Monday or Tuesday of next week. … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part Two

Dublin yesterday. Picked up the most recent issues. The annual “Love” stamp was issued last week. It is available in a booklet (ten stamps per booklet). For the benefit of collectors, the Philatelic Bureau sell the stamp in pairs. A … Continue reading

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New Issues 2017: Part One

These are the new Irish definives (mint) which were issued on Thursday 12th January. They were purchased at the Philatelic Counter at the General Post Office in Dublin. There are eight “Stamps on a Roll” (SOAR) which should be available … Continue reading

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Irish Stamp Programme 2017

This is the Stamp Programme for 2017. I stress that it is provisional and subject to change. Two interesting issues. Thomas F Meagher was an Irish patriot who was sentenced to death but this was commuted to transportation to Australia. … Continue reading

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New Issues 2016: Part Five

The final new issues of 2016. A set of four stamps commemorating Irish Lighthouses. A special booklet was also issued. And the Christmas stamps were the final issue of 2016. A 72 cents stamp was only available in booklets (26 … Continue reading

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