Stampa 1916 Commemoration

STAMPA 2023

EXCLUSIVE OVERPRINTED SOUVENIRS FOR MEMBERS ONLY

The first souvenir is the Chester Beatty miniature sheet. The second item is the Cycling miniature sheet. The final item is a mint An Post postcard with added Stampa imprint which reproduces the “N” stamp design from the Book of Kells set issued earlier this year. All these are illustrated on the home page.

Only 600 sets of souvenirs will be produced and membership closes on 31st December 2023. To obtain a receipt of your payment, please enclose a SAE (or IRC). Souvenirs and awards dinner tickets will be sent out in late September.  Forms should be returned by 11th September in order to obtain the souvenirs, etc., prior to the show.

EasyPost SOAR stamps

We will once again have an EasyPost machine at the show. These machines are used by small commercial firms for their postage needs. They produce the Stamps On A Roll (“SOAR”) designs with an added box around the value so as to indicate that the reduced rate of €1.25 (available to such users) is valid.  In addition, the stamps will include the inscription STAMPA 2023. There are 8 designs and we can supply the complete set of €1.25 values in two strips of four for €13.00.  The stamps are valid for postage. Orders by end October please before the machine is returned to An Post. NOTE THE SET SHOWN ON THE HOME PAGE MAYBE REPLACED BY THE NEW  SOAR SET ISSUED 14 SEPTEMBER. We will endeavour to supply either set depending on the rolls supplied by An Post.

PUBLIC SOUVENIR AND EXHIBITION POSTMARKS

The public souvenir will be a special Cinderella item which reproduces, in miniature sheet format, facsimiles of the four original definitive designs marking the centenary of the first Irish stamp. Three of the four designs differ from the facsimiles used last year. Note that this is not a postal item and is not valid for postage. This can be purchased with membership for €5/Stg£4.50/US$5.50. Additional copies of this item can be purchased for €6/Stg£5.25/US$7.

There will be a special postmark for each day –

There will be a special postmark for each day – “Centenary of Admission of Ireland to the League of Nations” (6th October), “Celtic Knot Book of Kells” (7th October) and “50th Anniversary of Ireland’s Admission to the EEC” (8th October). The set of 3 illustrated covers with relevant stamps @ €18/Stg£16/US$20 (including postage) will be sent out separately approximately 3 weeks after the show. See website for cove

Celtic Knot – Book of Kells” (6th October), “Centenary of Admission of Ireland to the League of Nations” (7th October) and “50th Anniversary of Ireland’s Admission to the EEC” (8th October). The set of 3 illustrated covers with relevant stamps @ €18/Stg£16/US$20 (including postage) will be sent out separately approximately 3 weeks after the show.

Also available are a cancelled version of the “Juno and the Paycock”” postcard with 6th October postmark (first day) and a “Keep it Country” postcard produced by An Post featuring each of the stamps from this set, also issued this year. The card will bear one of the stamps with the 6th October cancel (first day). See order form for prices.

Cover illustrations are included on the front page of the website. The postmarks are also illustrated on the home page and on the front cover of the membership form.

PLEASE FORWARD COMPLETED FORM BY 11th SEPTEMBER TO ENSURE DESPATCH OF SOUVENIRS BEFORE THE EXHIBITION. COVERS, CANCELLED POSTCARDS AND EASYPOST STRIPS WILL BE POSTED AFTER THE SHOW.