Ireland’s first Christmas stamps

Christmas 1971 stampsNow that’s it’s the 1st December, I suppose some discussion of Christmas is allowed! The Department of Posts & Telegraphs issued the country’s first special stamps for Christmas in 1971. Based on a design featuring a statue of the Madonna and Child in Lougrea cathedral, county Galway, ¬†they can be judged successful I think.

 

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