Volume 2, Number 12

Irish Philatelic Newsletter


Volume 2, Number 12                                                                                                           December, 2000

A periodic publication for the members of the Éire Philatelic Association, the Irish Airmail Society, the Irish Philatelic Circle and the Forschungs-und Arbeitsgemeinschaft Irland e.V. The newsletter will be e-mailed to all interested members.


Published and edited by Michael Connolly
 
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year
IMP Notes 


IMP 11 - POST EARLY / FOR CHRISTMAS / =POST 
Maurice Barrett
maurice.barrett@ie.pwcglobal.com


Last year's IMP slogan 11 worded: POST EARLY / FOR CHRISTMAS / =POST within a boxed frame was put back into use at the DMC on and from 7 December 2000 - machines 1 and 2, and at the PMC on and from 8 December 2000 - machines 1 and 2.

Regards,

MAURICE BARRETT



IMP 21 - BUDGET TRAVEL / SUMMER SALE STARTS 4 JAN
Maurice Barrett
maurice.barrett@ie.pwcglobal.com

A new IMP slogan has been seen at PMC, machine 2 on 15 December 2000 and DMC, machine 1 and 2 on 15 December 2000. It is worded BUDGET TRAVEL / SUMMER SALE STARTS 4 JAN and has the Budget Travel logo of the sun and a sun umbrella. My thanks to Brian Warren for the scanned illustration of this IMP slogan.

Regards,

MAURICE BARRETT

Photos of Post Offices
Michael Connolly

I heard from Stan Challis a while back and he mentioned having a couple of photos of Post Offices which he would eventually send to me.  He also asked whether any other readers had such pictures.  As a matter of fact, he phrased it "Do we know if other readers are as stupid as me to take a picture of every post office they pass?"

I'd like to hear from any readers who have pictures of Irish post offices, whether the pictures were taken by themselves or by others.   Perhaps some of you have in your collections pictures from the distant past.  I know I have a few such pictures, both views of the post office facades and shots taken inside the post offices.

Mike Connolly

Auction Action
FAI Auction 73
Klaus Stange
StangeFAI@aol.com

For members of the FAI, have a look at our homepage http://members.aol.com/irlandphil/fai.htm  where you will find the new auction list. 

Closing date: 15 January 2001.



Éire Philatelic Association 
Joe Foley 
JFoley4197@aol.com 

PRICES REALIZED - AUCTION #122
                         (Lots not listed were not sold) 28 $11.00  229 $7.50 474 $20.00 29 6.50 230 7.00 475 9.00 30 3.75 231 5.50 476 16.00 31 2.75 232 8.50 477 18.00 32 3.25 233 6.00 478 27.50 33 3.75 239 2.00 479 11.00 34 2.25 241 4.75 481 1.50 35 11.00 242 3.00 482 2.00 36 10.00 245 4.00 484 5.00 37 7.50 251 1.00 485 1.50 40 2.75 252 1.00 486 4.25 42 8.00 253 1.00 487 7.50 43 8.00 254 1.00 489 2.00 49 42.50 257 1.00 491 2.50 50 11.00 258 1.00 493 1.00 51 5.50 261 1.00 495 1.00 52 12.00 270 1.00 498 0.50 53 1.25 276 1.50 500 0.75 54 55.00 280 1.00 502 1.00 55 3.25 281 1.25 503 2.50 56 5.50 282 2.25 504 1.00 57 7.00 283 1.00 505 1.00 58 8.50 284 1.00 506 1.50 59 2.00 286 1.25. 507 1.00 60 1.00 288 11.00 508 3.00 61 8.50 289 1.25 509 3.00 62 80.00 291 1.00 510 3.25 63 9.50 292 1.25 511 2.00 64 to 67 Withdrawn 293 1.25 514 16.00 69 2.75 295 1.25 515 13.00 70 4.25 296 2.25 516 20.00 72 16.00 301 1.25 517 7.50 74 15.00 307 2.25 518 7.00 75 13.00 309 1.00 521 19.00 77 13.00 310 1.00 523 0.75 78 50.00 312 6.00 524 11.00 79 225.00 313 2.25 529 .0.75 83 19.00 316 1.00 531 12.00 84 37.50 317 1.00 533 11.00 85 55.00 318 1.00 534 42.50 86 16.00 321 1.00 535 8.50 87 55.00 322 1.00 536 27.50 88 55.00 323 1.00 537 13.00 91 21.00 324 1.25 538 4.25 92 1.75 325 1.00 539 4.25 94 7.00 329 1.00 540 2.25 100 7.50 330 1.00 541 2.25 101 6.50 331 1.00 542 2.00 102 11.00 333 2.00 543 2.25 103 55.00 335 1.00 544 3.75 104 45.00 336 1.25 545 4.25 107 4.25 337 1.75 546 5.50 110 4.25 338 1.00 547 3.50 112 1.50 339 1.00 548 4.75 114 11.00 340 1.00 549 9.00 115 1.25 341 1.00 550 5.50 120 2.00 342 1.75 551 5.50 121 7.50 353 0.75 552 1.50 123 7.50 379 1.00 553 1.50 124 2.00 385 1.75 554 1.00 129 11.00 386 1.00 556 0.75 131 45.00 387 1.00 557 0.75 133 3.50 388 1.50 558 0.75 134 1.00 389 1.25 559 0.75 135 1.00 390 1.75 560 0.75 137 9.00 391 1.00 561 0.75 138 6.00 392 1.50 562 0.75 139 8.50 393 1.00 563 4.75 141 9.00 394 1.00 564 4.50 144 25.00 409 1.25 565 7.50 146 4.25 410 1.25 566 9.00 148 1.75 411 1.00 567 4.00 155 42.50 412 0.50 568 4.00 157 22.00 419 1.25 569 4.00 159 22.00 420 1.25 570 4.00 163 15.00 422 0.50 571 4.00 165 8.00 423 1.25 572 4.25 167 16.00 426 0.75 573 4.50 169 6.00 427 0.75 574 5.00 170 5.50 428 0.75 576 1.75 171 21.00 429 0.75 577 1.00 172 17.00 430&31 1.50 578 2.75 175 18.00 432 0.50 579 3.00 177 6.00 433 1.25 580 3.25 181 5.50 434 1.25 581 1.00 183 5.50 438 0.50 582 3.00 184 5.50 441 0.50 584 2.75 185 7.50 442 1.00 585 3.00 187 3.25 443 0.50 586 3.00 190 6.50 444 1.25 587 3.25 191 21.00 446 0.75 589 1.00 192 16.00 447 0.75 590 1.00 196 4.75 449 1.00 591 1.00 197 9.00 455 0.75 592 2.75 198 70.00 456 1.00 593 2.25 199 8.50 457 1.25 594 2.25 200 7.00 458 1.25 595 2.00 201 12.00 459 1.25 596 2.00 206 8.00 462 1.00 597 2.00 208 10.00 465 11.00 598 1.25 216 16.00 466 3.25 599 1.25 217 5.50 467 6.00 600 1.00 218 5.00 468 0.25 601 1.25 219 16.00 469 11.00 602 1.00 225 11.00 470 27.50 603 1.00 226 7.00 471 12.00 604 1,725.00 227 16.00 472 11.00 228 5.50 473 21.00

Note: some very low bids were not considered.

Those Registration Labels
Stan Challis
challis@guernsey.net


I must begin by thanking all those who have sent me additional information on the Dublin and Cork registered labels; the list are building nicely.  FAI have published an early version of the Dublin list in their ?October edition.  I have warned them that a lot of new information has come to hand and there should be a fuller story available in due course - readers please keep sending me those reports.  I suspect they would also like to publish the Cork list so I would welcome further reports from that city as well.

That leaves us Northern Ireland (which I shall leave for now - very difficult) and the rest of the Republic to do.   This is where I need the readers help.  If we thought that Dublin and Cork sub offices are hard to find, you should try the sub offices from other towns!   Please let me know what you have everyone.

In the meantime I have started looking at Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire which to all intents are suburban Dublin.  The table at the end of this report comprises my initial jottings, is not meant to be comprehensive and we must
be able to come up with something better in fullness of time.

I comment as follows -

Blackrock appears to have used up labels from offices 9 to 11 (whichever they were) at the main office from about 1992 onwards.  Alternatively Carraig Dubh datestamps were used at the sub offices. Can anyone help?

Presumably Blackrock 2 was at either Glenomena or Williamstown.

Whatever happened to Dun Laoghaire sub offices 7 and 8?

Astute readers will note

a)    I have found nothing pre 1940s

b)    the sequence does not follow the date of opening (after the introduction of the labels in c1906) as was the case most markedly in Cork.

That leads me to believe that initially the sub offices may not have been numbered and the system only came into force perhaps in the 1930s.  Does anyone know?  It may not have been policy to number sub offices outside the
major cities originally in that right into the 1990s Pearse Street TSO Mullingar was using labels reading 'Pearse Street Mullingar' without office number.   More of that to follow when I do the list for the other towns.

All reports on those will be welcome; I would hope to have a draft listing ready by early in the New Year, so in the interim 'Happy Festivities to All!'.

Best wishes

Stan Challis
Guernsey
 

REGISTRATION LABELS THE SMALLER TOWNS - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   Office Date office opened Dates reported/ seen Comment BLACKROCK 1 Monkstown 1843 1943-92 under Blackrock from c1903 3 Deans Grange 1925 1980-93   4 Newtownpark 1949 1983-91 also seen 1992-93 with Carraig Dubh cds 5 Booterstown 1774 1981 closed 1857-65. Under Blackrock from c1918. Closed 1985 6 Sydney Terrace 1962 1989 closed 1989 7 Stillorgan 1810 1979-92 under Blackrock from c1930 8 Mount Merrion 1940 1975-87 Mount Merrion in 1949   Glenomena 1901   closed 1954   Upper Trees Road 1952   closed 1975   Williamstown 1914   closed 1980   Woodbine Park 1955     9 ?   1992-95 Carraig Dubh cds 10 ?   1995 Carraig Dubh cds 11 ?   1992 Carraig Dubh cds DUN LAOGHAIRE 1 Upper George's Str 1914 1954-94 closed by Dec 1999 2 Lower George's Str 1879 1979-94   3 Glasthule 1882 1977-94 opened as Albert Road, later sandycove; renamed 1957 4 Cumberland Str 1895 1978-84 closed 1987 5 Sallynoggin 1912 1980-94   6 Oliver Plukett Road 1950 1982-94   9 Rochestown Av 1977 1979-83     Stoneview 1872   closed c1910 Re: A Call for Articles
Michael Connolly


In the November 2000 issue, Charles Snee wrote "I ask the readership to offer any suggestions as to good sources of Irish stamps, literature dealing with Irish philately, names of specialists, etc."  I responded to his request for
information at some length and figured I would share my thoughts with you.

Good sources of Irish stamps would include Padraig O'Shea of Raven Stamps; David MacDonnell of MacDonnell Whyte Ltd, 102 Lienster Road, Dublin 6, Ireland;  Ian Whyte, 30 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, Ireland (auctions only); Heinz Grunz, Newhamstr. 14, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany; Michael Giffney, P.O.Box 1096, Dublin 1, Ireland (kiloware); Cathedral Stamps, 78 Marlborough Street, Dublin 6, IrelandJames O'BrienIreland Stamps (Rathgar Stamps).  I have dealt with most of these dealers at one time or another.

Literature dealing with Irish philately is plentiful.  The FAI (Forschungs-und Arbeitsgemeinschaft Irland e.V.) has a web page devoted to the literature relating to Ireland.  This includes the journals of the Irish societies, specialized catalogs, and a large variety of books on the stamps and postal history. 

Sources for such literature include the ÉPA, the FAI, and literature dealers such as James Bendon, Phil Bansner, J. Barefoot, Walter Potts, Leonard Hartmann

As to names of specialists, I assume you mean individuals who are considered expert in particular areas of Irish philately, such as the overprints or postal stationary.  There are many very knowledgeable collectors, some of whom have written for the society journals and have written specialized books.  Most of these specialists are members of the Irish societies and subscribers to the Newsletter, so any queries in the Newsletter are likely to elicit responses from one or more of them.



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