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Stamp Programmes

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Each year, An Post receives a huge volume of suggestions for its Stamp Programmes. Suggestions are from various organisations, the general public and from all Government Departments. An independent committee, the Philatelic Advisory Committee, shortlists these suggestions and agrees the annual Stamp Programme. This programme is forwarded to our Department for Government approval.

Criteria for inclusion in the Stamp Programme includes:

  • Anniversaries and commemorations of national and international importance. Preference is for significant anniversaries e.g. 50th, 100th or 200th.
  • Contributions by Irish people to international affairs.
  • Noteworthy aspects of Ireland, its life, country and people.
  • Suitability of the subject for depiction as a stamp. 

For more information on this years Stamp Programmes, visits An Posts website.