A 2015 stamp from An Post celebrating Irish animation created by Dublin-based Vermillion Design
I gladly repeeled, recycled and reused a number of unfranked stamps received over the Christmas period.
I’m thrilled that the little postage stamp gets another outing and hopefully brings joy to its recipient.
As more post offices are closing in our areas, the unfranked stamp can come in handy. We are all about recycling these days. We are being encouraged to reuse our coffee cups, our plastic bags, so why not add to the list the humble stamp.
Unfranked stamps (Irish Times letters page)
At the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Ireland’s fly-half Johnny Sexton and Ireland’s rugby head coach Joe Schmidt – pictured with Chief Executive of An Post and David McRedmond (third pic) – were revealed as the faces of a two-stamp set celebrating Irish rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The €1 limited edition stamps were created by Irish design house Zinc Design Consultants and are on sale at post offices, Dublin’s GPO and online at irishstamps.ie.
Pics: Maxwell Photography
An Post and artist Dorothy Smith mark the legacy of US tycoon Andrew Carnegie whose Carnegie Foundation built libraries across the world including Ireland (above), with a new ‘book’ of stamps.
Honouring the Carnegie Libraries in Ireland (An Post)
A new seres of eight pleasingly textured stamps form the US Postal Service. To wit:
A special coating applied to selected areas of the stamps during the printing process gives them a texture that mimics the feel of a: baseball’s stitching; golf ball’s dimples; tennis ball’s seams; soccer ball or volleyball’s textured panels; and, the different raised patterns of a football, basketball and kickball.
From top: Give Up Your Aul Sins; Nelly & Nora; The Secret of Kells and Roy
New stamps from An Post celebrating Irish animation created by Dublin-based Vermillion Design.
And the first to feature Augmented Reality technology.
Feargal Purcell writes:
In a first for An Post,when scanned by a Smartphone with the CEE App installed*, a specially produced film featuring Roy, Give Up Yer Aul Sins, The Secret of Kells and Nelly & Nora, and other animated works can be seen. The film was produced by IFB [Irish Film Board], Animation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland…
Stamps available here
CEE app installed here or at iTunes here
Professor De Selby writes:
“As is now the traditional accompaniment to any new stamp issue the esteemed members of the Philatetic advisory panel have in their wisdom raided the memories of Ireland youth in order that they might celebrate the lesser or greater known Felines of so called: Video or Computer games consoles”
A new stamp to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan (The Irishwomen’s Council) tomorrow, April 3.
Anna McHugh writes;
“Designed by Ger Garland, the stamp features Cumann na mBan members driving at the head of the funeral of citizens shot during the Howth arms landing (courtesy of Kilmainham Gaol Museum). Cumann na mBan was a women’s nationalist organisation founded to ‘advance the cause of Irish liberty’. Its constitution provided for the use of force by arms against the Crown Forces in Ireland. Their patriotic aims attracted thousands of Irish women eager to play their part in the fight for Irish independence and by October 1914, Cumann na mBan had upwards of 60 branches…”
The History of Cumann na Mban (An Phoblacht)