New stamps provide reasons to write…..and visit
A philatelic invitation to visit Ireland will soon be winging its way around the globe thanks to An Post’s latest stamp issue. Two stamps, on a theme ‘Visit Ireland’, were released today.
A duo of the country’s leading landmarks, Little Skellig situated off the Kerry coast and Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge feature on the stamps which were designed by Steve Simpson. Both mark Ireland’s contribution to the Europa stamp series which sees stamps on a common theme produced by all of Europe’s postal administrations.
This year’s theme is ‘Visit’ which An Post has interpreted as a prompt to visit this country. The stamps feature stunning photography of Little Skellig (55c) a world renowned place of natural beauty and wildlife sanctuary, and also the iconic Ha’penny Bridge over the River Liffey (82c).
The stamps and beautiful first day cover are available from leading post offices, also at Dublin’s GPO and via irishstamps.ie or by telephone at 01-7057400.
The Europa stamp series was initiated in 1956 as a means of demonstrating solidarity, unity and shared purpose between European nations. Today, the common theme of each year’s Europa stamp is determined collectively by European Postal Administrations and then interpreted by each individual country.