Tag Archives: Philately

Stamps …1916-2016

So I picked up the “Easter” stamps in Dublin. In strict terms there are two kinds of postage stamp. A “definitive” stamp is in everyday use, often for several years. A “commemorative” stamp is intended to mark a special person, … Continue reading

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Seán Lemass -Terence O’Neill Stamp

I was 12 years old when Seán Lemass travelled to Stormont to meet Terence O’Neill, the first meeting between an Irish Taoiseach and the “Prime Minister” (sic) of Norn Iron….a meeting which infuriated Norn Iron unionists …including Rev Ian Paisley … Continue reading

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Stamps Commemorating First World War

In Dublin today. I saw this outside the Philatelic Bureau at the General Post Office. These stamps will be issued next week.

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“Royal Ulster Rifles” On An Irish Stamp?

The interesting thing (dont laugh!) about collecting Irish stamps is that it tells us as something about an Event AND the time the stamps were issued. For example, the Easter Rising 1916. Commemorated in 1941 (25th Anniversary). Commemorated in 1966 … Continue reading

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The Controversial World Of….Stamp Collecting

Today is my wife’s birthday. At her request, I hasten to add that she is a much younger person than me. We went to a small village in the “Republic”. Intention to have a nice lunch. As you may know, … Continue reading

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George Best…On A Stamp?

No I am still not ready to return to full-time Blogging. The funny thing about Blogging is that it started several years ago as a diversion…and while I am absolutely thrilled that it reached dizzy heights in 2013, “Keeping An … Continue reading

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New Irish Postage Stamp

While the British have “honoured” me with a MBE, I am delighted to announce that this Blog will be featured on a new Irish stamp, due for issue later this year.

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