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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Ninth Definitive Series - Phase III

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, a selection - Phase III


On January 31, An Post will release Phase III of the Ninth Definitive Series 'A History of Ireland in 100 Objects - a selection.'

Definitive Stamps trace people’s lives through the centuries

Phase III of our ninth Definitive Stamp Series, based on ‘A History of Ireland in 100 Objects’, offers an intriguing insight into Irish life from the 8th to the 20th century.

Drawn from the newspaper series and book of that title by Irish Times journalist, Fintan O’Toole, the selection of eight stamps and two First Day Covers calls to mind fascinating aspects of people’s life, from an 8th/9th-century crucifixion plaque found in Rinnagan. County Roscommon to an emigrant’s suitcase from the 1950s.