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Instead of being a smaller version of the post Office counter sheet of 100 stamps, some Irish commemoratives have additional artwork incorporating or supplementing the stamp(s).

The 1991 Europa sheetlet has a full length view of the space shuttle launching. Parts of the Space Station were made in Ireland. (Figure 1).

The 2017 commemorative showing Dublin Castle has a view of one of the carving on the building. (Figure 2). A last example of the 1994 Europa Discoveries stamps hasBrendan the Navigator on the stamps while the selvadge has illustrations from the story of St Brendan’s adventure. (Figure 3). Did he and his group make the trip to North America?

The sheetlets differ from the mini-sheets described elsewhere.


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The next Annual General Meeting of the ÉPA will be held in conjunction with BALPEX 2018.  The show will take place at the Delta Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland.Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport,

The dates for BALPEX are August 31, September 1 & 2, 2018.  The AGM will take place on Saturday, September 1,  at 2:00 p.m.  Our business meeting will be followed by a speaker on some aspect of Irish philately.   All are invited.