As we continue to improve our website we have added a new feature: Irish Postal Exhibits. These exhibits show the diversity of subject matter and the variety of material on a single subject that can be displayed in an exhibit. On this site there are several award-winning exhibits of Irish material. As more exhibits are shown they will be added to the site. In the meantime, enjoy this wonderful aspect of Irish philately.
The exhibit shows the importance of coil stamps in the development of commercial mail in Ireland from Independence in 1922 until 1940 when the only change was in the stamp paper watermark from S E for Saorstat Eireann to e for Éire.
This exhibit shows the social, economic and political struggle for Irish Independence from may 1916, just after the failed 1916 Easter rebellion, to december 1921, when Ireland was granted semi-autonomous independence from Great Britain.
This exhibit shows the social and political history of Southern Ireland during the first year if Irish Independence from Great Britain on December 6, 1921 to the beginning of the Saorstat Eireann (Irish Free State) on December 6, 1922.
This exhibit demonstrates the use of labels and stamps to collect the additional monies due to the post office in Ireland for the delivery of postcards, letters and parcels from 1914 to 1925.
This exhibit shows the principal use of the e watermarked coil stamps for commercial mail and receipts from their introduction in 1940 until replacede by the Gerl definitive coil stamps in 1970.