Saturday, October 15, 2005

There are an estimated 20,000 stamp collectors in Ireland according to an Ireland Online article about The Stampa International Stamp Exhibition which opened yesterday in Dublin.

The piece leads with, "The hobby of stamp collecting is often dismissed as boring but today thousands of enthusiasts will descend on Dublin for a major event."

The three-day event is being supported by An Post. At the show a special set of four stamps were released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the United Nations.

The stamps were unveiled by Margaret McGinley, Chairwoman of An Post. An Post is Ireland's national postal service provider.

Ms McGinley said, "As well as marking the 50th anniversary, these four stamps underscore Ireland`s ongoing commitment to the United Nations and its many and varied spheres of activity and influence.

For more on Stampa 2005, click here.
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