Stamps printed at the price you need !
Printing stamps at point of purchase in Post Offices has begun. You can buy single or multiple ‘Stamps On A Roll’ for your stamp collections or as postage when mailing items.
An Post recently commenced the roll-out of printing stamps at point of purchase in Post Offices. Currently in pilot and will be expanded to more Post Offices in the near future. Please see below the Post Offices that have gone live with the new service.
The stamps will be on rolls of 600 and will only be given a denomination at the time of purchase. To distinguish these stamps from other stamp products, they are being given the name Stamps On A Roll or SOAR for short.
Customers will be able to buy single or multiple Stamps On A Roll to add to their stamp collections or to use as postage when mailing items.
In the future, the images to appear on SOAR will be from the next Definitive series, the seventh since the foundation of the State, titled Irish Animals and Marine Life and is scheduled to issue on 8 September 2010.
There will be approximately 50 stamps in the series and the initial issue will comprise of 8 photographic images depicting the incredible variety of animal and marine life in this country.
Prior to this imagery appearing, four images from our current Definitive series of Irish Wild Flower stamps will be used on SOAR: Bloody crane’s-bill, Spring gentian, Common knapweed and Mountain avens.
A special First Day Cover for SOAR featuring the four stamps denominated at 55c each and a strip of 55c stamps will be available from the Philatelic Bureau from 22 July.
Please note that SOAR will not appear in the Annual Collections – Year Book, Year Pack and First Day Cover Collection. Neither will they be supplied automatically to standing-order customers.
If you are interested in adding this issue to your collection please place your order by using the order form attached, by calling +353 (1) 705 7400 or by logging onto www.irishstamps.ie from date of issue.
Post Offices that have gone live with SOAR:
Name of Post Office Address
Blackrock Post Office Frascati Shopping Centre, Frascati Road,
Blackrock, Co. Dublin