Ireland

The Republic of Ireland occupies most of the island of Ireland off the west coast of the United Kingdom.  It has a land border with Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.  Its only other border is the sea. Its capital is Dublin.

It was created as the Irish Free State in 1922.  In 1937 when a new constitution was adopted, it was named Ireland and became a republic.  It was only officially declared a Republic in 1949.  It is a highly developed country and in 2015 ranked (with Germany) as the 6th most developed country in the world.

When the world’s first postage stamps were issued in 1840, Ireland was part of the United Kingdom.  Until 1922, British stamps were used in Ireland.  Amongst other stamps, the Penny Black was issued in Ireland between 1840 and 1844.  The cancellation on the stamp was a Maltese Cross.  There was no indication that the cancellation was Irish, but some of the Crosses have Irish towns.

1922

King George V Series Overprinted “Provisional Government of Ireland 1922” in Gaelic, with date in thin fine font

SG # 2

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

King George V Series Overprinted “Provisional Government of Ireland 1922.” in Gaelic, with date in thin bold font

Ireland 1922 Postage Stamp King George V, Overprinted Provisional Government of Gaelic bold numerals 1 one penny red SG # 31 revenue crown http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 31

Used (Hinged)

 

31

 

 

Ireland 1922 Postage Stamp King George V, Overprinted Provisional Government of Gaelic in thin figures 4 four pence green SG # 6 crown http://www.richterstamps.co.za revenue

SG # 37

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Various Scenes Series

SG # 71

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 72

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 73

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 74

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 75

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 76

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 77

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 78

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-79-J44

SG # 79

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 80

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1931

Bicentenary of The Royal Dublin Society Series

SG # 93

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1933

Holy Year Series

SG # 96

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-97-AM32

SG # 97

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1934

50th Anniversary of Gaelic Athletic Association Series

Ireland 1934 Postage Stamp 50th Anniversary of Gaelic Athletic Association 2 eire green SG # 98 1884 hurler http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 98

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1937

Saint Patrick Series

SG # 102

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Constitution Day Series

SG # 105

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1938

Centenary of Temperance Crusade Series

SG # 107

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1939

150th Anniversary of US Constitution & Installation of 1st US President Series

SG # 110

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1940

Various Scenes Series

Ireland 1922 Postage Stamp Sword of light 8 eire red SG # 119A http://richterstamps.co.za

SG # 119c

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1944

Death Tercentenary of Michael O’Clery (Franciscan Historian) Series commemorating the “Annals of the Four Masters”

SG # 133

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 134

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Death Centenary of Edmund Rice (Founder of Irish Christian Brothers) Series

SG # 135

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1945

Death Centenary of Thomas Davis (Founder of the Young Ireland Movement) Series

SG # 136

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1948

Air Series (Inscribed VOX HIBERNIAE)

SG # 143

Used (Hinged)

 

 

SG # 143a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

150th Anniversary of Insurrection Series

SG # 144

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1949

International Recognition of Republic Series

SG # 146

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1952

Death Centenary of Thomas Moore (Poet) Series

SG # 152

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1953

“An Tostal” (Ireland at Home) Festival Series

SG # 154

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

150th Death Anniversary of Robert Emmet (Patriot) Series

SG # 156

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-157-AM32

SG # 157

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1954

Marian Year Series

SG # 158

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-159-AM32

SG # 159

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Centenary of Founding of Catholic University of Ireland Series

SG # 161

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1956

Berry Commemoration Series

SG # 162

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1957

Birth Centenary of John Redmond (Politician) Series

SG # 164

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Birth Centenary of Thomas O’Crohan (Author) Series

SG # 166

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Death Centenary of Admiral William Brown Series

SG # 168

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Death Tercentenary of Father Luke Wadding (Theologian) Series

SG # 170

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1958

Birth Centenary of Thomas J Clarke (Patriot) Series

SG # 172

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Death Centenary of Mother Mary Aikenhead (Foundress of Irish Sisters of Charity)

SG # 174

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Constitution Day Series

SG # 176

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1959

Bicentenary of Guinness Brewery Series

SG # 178

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1961

15th Death Centenary of Saint Patrick Series

SG # 186

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1962

Death Centenaries of J. O’Donovan & E. O’Curry (Scholars)

SG # 189

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1963

Freedom from Hunger Series

SG # 193

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Europa Series

SG # 196

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Centenary of Red Cross Series

SG # 197

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1964

New York World’s Fair Series

SG # 201

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1965

Centenary of ITU Series

SG # 205

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Birth Centenary of W.B. Yeats (Poet) Series

SG # 207

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

International Co-operation Year Series

Ireland-209-AP88

SG # 209

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1966

50th Anniversary of Easter Rising Series

SG # 216

Used (Hinged)

 

 

50th Death Anniversary of Roger Casement (Patriot) Series

SG # 221

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

750th Anniversary of Ballintubber Abbey Series

SG # 225

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1967

Canadian Centennial Series

d29-22

SG # 231

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Centenary of Fenian Rising Series

SG # 235

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

300th Birth Anniversary of Jonathan Swift (Author) Series

SG # 237

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1968

800th Anniversary of Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick Series

SG # 241

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Stylised Dog and Winged Ox Series

Ireland-247-AM33

SG # 247

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-249-J44

SG # 249

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-251-J44

SG # 251

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-253-J44

SG # 253

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1969

50th Anniversary of Dail Eireann (1st National Parliament) Series

SG # 265

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Anniversary of I.L.O Series

SG # 269

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Birth Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi Series

SG # 272

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1970

European Conservation Year Series

SG # 274

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Europa Series

SG # 276

Used (Hinged)

 

 

250th Anniversary of The Royal Cork Yacht Club Series

SG # 279

Used (Hinged)

 

 

50th Death Anniversary of Irish Patriots Series

SG # 281

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 282

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1971

Decimal Currency Series

Ireland-340-AM33

SG # 340

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-341-AM33

SG # 341

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-293-AM33

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland-293.1-AM33

SG # 293

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-294-AM33

SG # 294

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-295-AM33

SG # 295

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-344-AM33

SG # 344

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-348-AM33

 

 

 

 

SG # 348

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-349-AM33

SG # 349

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-352-AM33

SG # 351

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-298-AM33

SG # 352

Used (NH)

 

 

 

SG # 352a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-353-AM32

SG # 353

Used (NH)

 

 

Ireland-354-AM33

SG # 354a

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-356c-AM32

SG # 356c

Used (NH)

 

 

SG # 478

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-357-AM32

SG # 357

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1975

Bicentenary of Presentation Order of Nuns Series

Ireland-376-AM32

SG # 376

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

European Architectural Heritage Year Series

Ireland-378-AM32

SG # 378

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Canonisation of Oliver Plunkett Series

Ireland-383-AM32

SG # 383

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Christmas Series

Ireland-384-AM32

SG # 384

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1976

Bicentenary of American Revolution Series

Ireland-391-AM32

SG # 391

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 393

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Ireland-394-AM32

SG # 394

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1977

Centenaries of National Library and National Museum Series

Ireland-404-AM32

SG # 404

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Europa Series

Ireland-406-AM32

SG # 406

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

Scouting and Guiding Series

Ireland-409-AM32

SG # 409

Used (NH)

 

 

 

Christmas Series

Ireland-416-AM32

SG # 416

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1979

Anniversaries & Events Series

SG # 450

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1980

Traditional Music & Dance Series

SG # 468

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Christmas Series

SG # 471

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1982

Irish Boats Series

SG # 526

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1983

Irish Architecture Series

SG # 543

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 545

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-545c-AM33

SG # 545c

Used (NH)

 

 

 

SG # 548

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1985

Christmas Series

SG # 626

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1990

Irish Heritage Series

Ireland-755-AM33

SG # 810

Used (NH)

 

 

 

1992

Dublin Anniversaries Series

SG # 852

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1996

People with Disabilities Series

SG # 1017

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1997

Birds Series

Ireland-1034-AP87

SG # 1034

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1035.1-AP89

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1035-AP89

SG # 1035

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1038-AP87

SG # 1038

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1039-AP87

SG # 1039

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1055.1-AP89

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1055-AP89

SG # 1055

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1058-AP87

SG # 1058

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Ireland-1060-AP89

SG # 1060

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1061-AP89

SG # 1061

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Ireland-1062-AP89

SG # 1062

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

2000

“Stampin the Future” Series (childrens’ stamp designs competition)

Ireland-1328-AP88

SG # 1328

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

2001

Irish Motorsport Series

Ireland-1412-AP88

SG # 1412

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Birds Series (Dual currency)

Ireland-1425.1-AP89

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1425-AP89

SG # 1425

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Paintings Series – Richard King

Ireland-1462-AP87

SG # 1462

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

2002

Birds Series of 1997 (New currency)

Ireland-1467-AP87

SG # 1467

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1471-AP87

SG # 1471

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1472-AP87

SG # 1472

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1473-AP87

SG # 1473

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1476-AP87

SG # 1476

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1478-AP89

SG # 1478

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Ireland-1480.1-AP89

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland-1480-AP89

SG # 1480

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Ireland-1485-AP87

SG # 1485

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Greetings Series – Toys

Ireland-1512-AP88

SG # 1512

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

World Cup Championship Series – Japan and Korea

Ireland-1529-AP88

SG # 1529

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Europa Series – Circus

Ireland-1537-AP88

SG # 1537

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1000th Anniversary of Declaration of Brian Bora as High King of Ireland Series

Ireland-1543-AP88

SG # 1543

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Christmas Series (Illustrations from “Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry” – medieval book of hors)

Ireland-1560-AP87

SG # 1560

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

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