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EPA Auction # 213_final

Auction # 212_Final

Member Robert Benninghoff has a wonderful new exhibit on the 1922-23 Civil War in Ireland. You can see the exhibit by clicking on Exhibits under EPA resioueces on the home page. Robert will be speaking on this exhibit at our upcoming AGM at NOJEX in october.

The Collectors Club of New York has been giving excellent presentations via Zoom and the talks are open to all. Distinguished Irish philatelist Pat Walker will be giving a presentation “Pre-adhesive Irish postal history” on March 3 at 5:30 pm Eastern.  You do not have to be a member of the Collectors Club but youContinue reading “Pat Walker Talk on Pre-Adhesive Irish Postal History”

In a rare accolade for a visual artist, An Post in January issued a stamp marking the centenary of the birth of artist and designer Patrick Scott, who died in February 2014. More than just a stamp, the commemorative pack, designed by Oonagh Young and described by An Post as “a miniature artwork” in itself,Continue reading “An Post Issues Patrick Scott Stamp”

2020 Annual General Meeting of the Éire Philatelic Association Minutes, Virtual Meeting, October 10, 2020 Our AMG was held in a virtual format via Zoom.  The meeting was called to order by President Rich Kelly at 2:05 pm (EDT).  Rich them passed the gavel to our incoming President Ray Murphy. Our first virtual AGM hadContinue reading “2020 Virtual AGM”

The Annual General Meeting of the ÉPA will be a virtual meeting held via Zoom.  The meeting will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. You must have Zoom downloaded on your computer to attend the meeting.  The meeting will be followed by a PowerPoint presentation entitled The Border  Between TwoContinue reading “ÉPA Annual General Meeting”

A new link has been added to the ÉPA website.  The International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Ireland shows meter stampps going back to 1926. There are four categories: irish Free State, Republic, special stamps generated only by Post Office Meters, and special stamps generated only for Parcel Post.  On our home page go to Links, then GeneralContinue reading “Meter Stamps of Ireland”

Dear fellow members of the ÉPA.  Although the Spring 2020 Revealer was sent out about a month ago,  the pandemic has caused  major delays at the Post Office.  Bulk mail is the lowest priority, and with fewer flights and fewer healthy workers, the mail is delayed. The good news is that members have started toContinue reading “Spring 2020 Revealer”

Irish Meters Catalogue On-Line by Ray Murphy Have you ever looked at a postage meter imprint and said “I wish I knew more about them, but there are no references to the Irish ones”?  Well, now there is one. and it is available on-line!  The web site is under Wikipedia (, page down toContinue reading “Irish Meter Stamp Catalog”