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Europe/Other : Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

 

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philatelia
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23 Jul 2022
12:47:17pm
Party COMPLETE! Happy dance time! Celebration time! Party

The last key issue that I was missing for my Ireland collection is on its way to my album. After 18 years, I FINALLY found a #38 Seahorse with a nice cancel and a certificate from an Irish specialist that I respect - Roy Hamilton-Bowen. I still have to assemble everything, but WOW! A complete collection for a moderately challenging country. Actually, because of the withdrawn Captain Jack that I found in kiloware, I’ll have one of very few possible complete used Irish collections.
( brag brag brag! Big Grin! )

My plan is to have the one collection with just one fine used copy of each issue, then a second collection with mint, used, varieties, multiples, covers, cancels etc.

I sold just enough collections the past few months to pay for ONE stamp. It makes all the selling work feel worth it!

Thanks for letting me share my happiness with you all!

Here is my #38;



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Harvey

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23 Jul 2022
01:47:21pm
re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

Great job. I'd really like to get there myself someday fairly soon. I still have a few of the seahorse stamps left to get. They are really difficult to find. If you have a few spares how about putting them in the auction? I also had a bit of trouble finding the last couple coils since they can be hard to get as well. Ireland is actually one of very few medium level countries it is possible to complete. Most areas are basically impossible!!!

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23 Jul 2022
06:37:21pm
re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

tremendous Theresa. proud a you. and love how you financed it

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24 Jul 2022
03:35:08am
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Applause!

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24 Jul 2022
09:19:59am
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Congrats, T!

What a fine accomplishment!

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28 Jul 2022
04:09:50pm
re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

Thank you everyone for the kind words!

Here is a side by side comparison of #14 and #38. Look for a larger gap between the H and the e on # 14. The ink is a big giveaway - and the blue black ink can be shinier - this one is really shiny which makes it more obviously a number 38. If you angle a blue black ink under a light, the bluish tones become more obvious. Best way to learn is to buy less expensive low values in the sets and practice on those and definitely buy Joe Foley’s overlay identifier from the Eire Philatelic Association. The width of the overprint is more easily discerned with that wonderful identifier tool.

14 is the top stamp. I didn’t want to remove it from the album, so backgrounds are different, sorry. I still have the original Gray collection intact of which # 14 is part. I plan to transfer these to Hagnar sheets as I much prefer a black background and I don’t like hinges



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philatelia

APS #156650
23 Jul 2022
12:47:17pm

Party COMPLETE! Happy dance time! Celebration time! Party

The last key issue that I was missing for my Ireland collection is on its way to my album. After 18 years, I FINALLY found a #38 Seahorse with a nice cancel and a certificate from an Irish specialist that I respect - Roy Hamilton-Bowen. I still have to assemble everything, but WOW! A complete collection for a moderately challenging country. Actually, because of the withdrawn Captain Jack that I found in kiloware, I’ll have one of very few possible complete used Irish collections.
( brag brag brag! Big Grin! )

My plan is to have the one collection with just one fine used copy of each issue, then a second collection with mint, used, varieties, multiples, covers, cancels etc.

I sold just enough collections the past few months to pay for ONE stamp. It makes all the selling work feel worth it!

Thanks for letting me share my happiness with you all!

Here is my #38;



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Harvey

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23 Jul 2022
01:47:21pm

re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

Great job. I'd really like to get there myself someday fairly soon. I still have a few of the seahorse stamps left to get. They are really difficult to find. If you have a few spares how about putting them in the auction? I also had a bit of trouble finding the last couple coils since they can be hard to get as well. Ireland is actually one of very few medium level countries it is possible to complete. Most areas are basically impossible!!!

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
23 Jul 2022
06:37:21pm

re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

tremendous Theresa. proud a you. and love how you financed it

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

juicyheads.com/link. ...

Dogs are my favorite people. I hang with this one as often as I can.
24 Jul 2022
03:35:08am

re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

Applause!

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musicman

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24 Jul 2022
09:19:59am

re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

Congrats, T!

What a fine accomplishment!

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philatelia

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28 Jul 2022
04:09:50pm

re: Ireland Complete Used! Woohoo!

Thank you everyone for the kind words!

Here is a side by side comparison of #14 and #38. Look for a larger gap between the H and the e on # 14. The ink is a big giveaway - and the blue black ink can be shinier - this one is really shiny which makes it more obviously a number 38. If you angle a blue black ink under a light, the bluish tones become more obvious. Best way to learn is to buy less expensive low values in the sets and practice on those and definitely buy Joe Foley’s overlay identifier from the Eire Philatelic Association. The width of the overprint is more easily discerned with that wonderful identifier tool.

14 is the top stamp. I didn’t want to remove it from the album, so backgrounds are different, sorry. I still have the original Gray collection intact of which # 14 is part. I plan to transfer these to Hagnar sheets as I much prefer a black background and I don’t like hinges



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