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Philatelic Societies for collectors of Ireland Stamps and Ireland Postal History

Ireland Eire 1922 overprint stamp
Éire Philatelic Association
The Éire Philatelic Association is a non-profit philatelic organization specializing in the collecting, study, and enjoyment of stamps and other postal items of Ireland.

Irish Airmail Society
The Irish Airmail Society was founded in 1989. The current membership stands around 50 members. The main objectives of the Society are to study Irish Airmails in all its aspects, Early Flights, Rates, Routes, Recent Irish Flights, Aerogrammes, Airmail Stamps and Etiquettes, etc.

Forschungs- und Arbeitsgemeinschaft Irland e.V.
FAI, German Research and Study Group on Irish Philately, founded in 1982, currently has 260 members, publications in English & German.

The Irish Philatelic Circle
The Circle seeks to further the study of the Stamps, Philately and Postal History of Ireland. The majority of members are in Britain and Ireland but they have members from all around the World.


Ireland Stamps - New Issues

AnPost, Irish Postal Service
Obtain all the latest Irish stamp news and latest Irish new issue direct from the Irish Post Office


Selected Webpages on Irish Stamps and Irish Postal History

Eire Ireland 1922 overprint 10/- GB stamp Postage stamps of Ireland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

First Color Error Met With Incredulity
by Joaquin C Kuhn
The story of the discovery and authentication of Ireland’s first colour error.

The Rare 2d Coil
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Irish Definitive Coil Stamps 1922-1940
by Robert M Benninghoff

Irish Airs
by Bill Murphy
The website devoted exclusively to Irish Airmail The site is written and maintained by Bill Murphy, an accomplished collector of Irish philatelic material Those with an interest in Irish airmail are sure to find value here.
(Archive copy via the Way Back Machine)

The Dublin Censor Office
by Karl Winkelmann

List of people on the postage stamps of Ireland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Revenue stamps of Ireland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Irish Airmail Rates
by Karl Winkelmann
At the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922 there were no airmail services from Ireland to any foreign countries...

St. Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland
by Ann Mette Heindorff
St. Patrick, also called the Apostle of Ireland, is -- along with St. Nicholas and St. Valentine -- one of the world's most popular saints. His traditional feast day is March 17. There are many legends and stories about him, but this is said to be the true one.

The Stamp Gallery
by David Laraway
Website with details of listed and unlisted varieties of Irish stamps
(Archive copy via the Way Back Machine)

Effects of the Partition of Ireland on the postal service (1920-1922)
Throughout 1919, 1920, and most of 1921 a virtual war was fought in Ireland between a section of the Irish population (primarily through Sinn Féin) and the established British Authorities in Ireland...
(Archive copy via the Way Back Machine)

1911 Protest?

The Wolf Collection of Irish Postage Stamps at the University of Notre Dame
This extensive collection of Irish philatelic items includes early postal history, forerunners, overprints, and the issues of the Republic of Ireland since 1922. The collection was donated in 1991 by Dr Charles Wolf of Detroit, Michigan, who continues to add to it.


Books on Éire Stamps and Éire Postal History

Adhesive Revenue Stamps of Ireland 1858-1925
by James J Brady, 1973, 640pp
Listed by type within British Administration, Southern Ireland, & Provisionals of 1922-25

Airway Letters to & from Belfast including Air ‘Railex’ Letters
by William J Murphy, published by Éire Philatelic Association & Irish Airmail Society, 1996, 26pp

Armagh Post Office, its History and Postmarks
by C P O'Neill & S P O'Neill, published by Annaverne Press, 1984, 31pp

British Stamps Overprinted by Irish Republican Philatelic Office
by Joseph E Foley, published by American Philatelic Society, 1972, 12pp

Catalogue of the Postal Markings of Dublin 1840-1922
by William Kane, published by M P Giffney, 1981, 28pp

Domestic Packets between GB and Ireland,1635 to 1840
by Denis Salt, published by Postal History Society, 1991, 50pp
Details of the complex Irish postal rates and the four water routes.

The Dublin Spoon: 1855 - 1857
by Cyril I Dulin, 1992

The First 55 Years of Irish Coils
by Peter E Bugg, published by Éire Philatelic Association, 1996, 40pp
Listing of all Irish coils with a check list of all leaders and tab ends

Die Ganzsachen Irlands / Postal Stationery of Ireland (including issues Stamped to Order)
by Otto Jung, 1994

Die Ganzsachen Irlands / Postal Stationery of Ireland
by Bernard Clancy and Otto Jung, 2002

Die Ganzsachen Irlands / Postal Stationery of Ireland
by Otto Jung, 2013

Handbook of Irish Philately
by David Feldman, published by David Feldman and The Dolmen Press, 1968

Handbook of Irish Postal History to 1840
by David Feldman & William Kane, published by David Feldman Ltd, 1975, 131pp, ISBN 0-9502619-1-2

A History of the Irish Post Office
by Mairead Reynolds, published by MacDonnell Whyte Ltd, 1983, 91pp

An Introduction to Irish Mileage Marks
by W E Davey, publ  Éire Philatelic Association, 1989, 22pp
Listing and explanation of the Irish mileage marking

Ireland Catalog of Perfins
by Richard L Mewhinney, published by Perfin Club, 1984, 39pp

Ireland – Railway Letter Stamps – Price List
by David Feldman, published by David Feldman Ltd, 1973

Ireland’s Transition: The Postal History of the Transitional Period 1922-1925
by C I Dulin, published by MacDonald Whyte, 1992, 394pp

Irish Aerogrammes & Airgraphs
By William J Murphy, published by Éire Philatelic Association, 1998, 46pp

Irish Airletter Forms 1984-1987
by Otto Jung, published by Éire Philatelic Association, 1987

Irish Airmail 1919-1990
by William J Murphy, published by Irish Airmail Society and Éire Philatelic Association, 1996, 96pp
Covers all the known mail-carrying flights to and from Ireland since the first flight of Alcock and Brown in 1919
(for updates to this book see Airmail Book Updates)

Irish Booklets, A Handbook of Irish Stamp Booklets 1931-1991
by C I Dulin, 1998, 122pp

Irish Crash Airmails
by Ronny Vogt, published by Irish Airmail Society, 1997 2nd Edition, 270pp
Lists all known crashes with an Irish connection within Ireland and outside of Ireland.

The Irish Inverted Overprints
by Charlotte J Cooke, 1924

The Irish Postage Stamp in a Nutshell by Charlotte J Cooke, 1925

Irish Postal History The Dublin Penny Post
by F E Dixon, Published 1969, 16pp, Robson Lowe reprint with revisions
Synopsis of Irish Postal History in the stampless era. Post Office name, usages dates, cancel color, notes & prices.

Irish Postal History - Sixteenth Century to 1935
by C J Cooke, 1935

Irish Postal Rates before 1840
by Fred E Dixon and Joachim Schaaf, 1995 2nd edition, 37pp, in English & German
Lists all the known Irish rates from 1637 to 1840

Irish Slogan Postmarks, 1918-83
by James A Mackay, self-published, 1984, 68pp

Irish Slogan Postmarks 1918-1994
by Uwe Netzsch, published by Éire Philatelic Association, 1995, 116pp
Lists and values all slogans of this period

Irish Spoon Cancels
by Richard Arundel, published by Richard Arundel Ltd, 1997, 120pp
The Irish Spoon cancels were an experiment to speed the mail by datestamping and obliterating postage stamps in one operation.

Irish TPOs, Their History and Postmarks
by C W Ward, self-published, 1938, 16pp

Irish Zeppelin Mail and Catapult Covers
by William J Murphy, published by Éire Philatelic Association, 2002
Details of Zeppelin and Catapult covers posted in or addressed to Ireland

A Listings of Irish Postmarks in Gaelic from 1922
by James T Howley, 82pp
Listing in Gaelic with English translations. Earliest and latest known dates of use.

The Maltese Cross in Ireland
By Hans G Moxter, 1988, 79pp, in English & German

The Mileage Marks of Ireland 1808-1839
by Hans G Moxter, published by FAI, 2nd edition, 57pp
Illustrated listing of all known Irish mileage marks

Old Irish Postage Stamps and Franks. With Catalogue.
by F W Meredith, catalogue priced by Walter Morley, published by Walter Morley, 1923, 100pp
Illustrated handbook with Irish straightlines, handstamps etc and detailed price guide

OAT & AV2 Markings on Irish Airmail
by William J Murphy, published by Éire Philatelic Association, 1998, 25pp

The Overprinted Stamps of Ireland
by James A Hill, published by Harry Hayes, 1976, 36pp
Details of the various provisional overprints of 1922

Post Office Numbers (of Ireland) 1844 to 1906
by George Brumell, 1971

The Postage Stamps of Ireland, 1922-1927
by W G Meredith, 1927.

The Postage Stamps of the Irish Free State
by R A King, 1931 2nd edition, 24pp

Die Privatganzsachen Irlands / Irish Postal Stationery Stamped to Order
by Otto Jung, 2003

The Provisional Postage Stamps of the Irish Free State
by W Ward, Self-published, 1925 4th edition

The Rare Coil
by Joseph E Foley, 1995
Published by the author, P.O.Box 183, Riva, Maryland 21140, USA
Details of the research that established the authenticity of this rare stamp

Revenue Stamps of Ireland
by David Feldman, published by David Feldman Ltd, c1975

The Ship Letter Stamps of Ireland and the Irish Free State
by Alan W Robertson, published by Robson Lowe, 1954, 20pp

Slogan Cancellations of the Republic of Ireland
by Fred E Dixon, 1959, 20pp

Stamps of Ireland, Illustrated Catalogue
by David Feldman, published by David Feldman Ltd, 1974 edition, 1976 edition

The Story of Éire and her Stamps
by James J Mackay, published by Philatelic Publishers, 1968, 160pp

The 'Taylor-Made' Fenian Essays
By Joseph E Foley, published by American Philatelic Society, 1971, 24pp

Undatierte Ortsstempel in Irland / Undated Namestamps in Ireland 1823-1860
by William Kane, published by FAI, 1986, 63pp, in English & German
Listing of Post Towns, Sub Offices and Receiving Houses.

Uniform Fourpenny Post in Ireland
by William Kane, published by Irish Philatelic Circle, 1989, 28pp
The Uniform 4d rate was in use from 5 December 1839 to 9 January 1840, the Uniform Penny Post being introduced on 10 January 1840. Listing of the known Manuscript and Handstruck "4"