Tag Archives: Stamps

Return to Sender

This is a fairly typical page from my stamp album. The set is the Bicentenary of the Guinness Brewery in 1959. As was often the case with Irish stamp issues, two stamps were issued. One stamp was meant for posting … Continue reading

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Dublin Coin & Stamp Fair (Spring)

Sunday 8th April 2018. For those of us who are primarily Stamp Collectors, with a casual interest in Coins, this should have been a good event. Somehow it fell flat. While some (primarily)¬†Stamp Dealers also deal in coins, this is … Continue reading

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22,578

The number of “World Stamps” in my collection now stands at 22,578. For a person who has been collecting since about 1961, it seems like a very low total. In part, it is so low because my main interest is … Continue reading

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Post Offices & Stamps On A Roll

“Stamps On A Roll” (SOAR) were introduced as the new definitive series in 2010. These are printed by computer in all post offices. The first series featured Irish Mammals and Marine Life and eight designs appeared in each roll. New … Continue reading

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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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