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.
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
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…”
Clockwise from top:
The Lewis Glucksman Gallery at UCC, Cork. Designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects, it was awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Downes medal in 2005.
The Cork Institute of Technology in Bishopstown (60c) Designed by de Blacam and Meagher Architects. It received the RIAI Best Educational Building Award in 2007.
Fingal County Hall in Swords, Co Dublin (90c) It received an award from RIAI in 2007 and was designed by Bucholz McEvoy Architects.
Croke Park in Dublin’(90c) Designed by Gilroy McMahon Architects, it was awarded a gold medal in the RIAI 2007 Awards.
Thanks Feargal Purcell
A six-week supply of Great Britain stamps (an old batch from 1912-13) was received in Dublin on February 10, 1922.
And overprinting began the same day.
A week later, Ireland’s first official postage stamps were made available to the public
Shortly after the overprints appeared, Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, was questioned in Parliament “whether the King’s head on British stamps . . . had been defaced by being printed over by the Irish Provisional Government . . . .” Churchill responded that “. . . it is the usual practice in a period of transition to overprint postage stamps, and the present arrangement has been agreed to by His Majesty’s Government . . . .”
Thanks Sibling of Daedalus
Press Release: Irish Olympians get graphic stamp celebration
Dublin 19/07/2012 – An Post today (Thursday) celebrated Ireland’s participation in the 2012 London Olympics with a duo of stamps.
An Post has issued the stamps, designed by Red Dog Design, to mark Ireland’s involvement in the games. The 55c stamp depicts a graphic interpretation of the medal ceremony. While the 82c stamp combines sharp imagery and contemporary typography to represent Ireland’s proximity to London and Team Ireland’s short journey to compete.
Go Team Ireland! Sure you’ll be back in an hour and a half, tops.