New book "Irish Diamond" numeral postmarks from 1844.

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New book "Irish Diamond" numeral postmarks from 1844.

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The Stuart Rossiter Trust has announced a new book.
IRISH DIAMONDS
The Numeral Postmarks of Ireland from 1844

By Stan Challis
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A4 Hardbound, 450 pages
In use from 1844 to approximately 1894, the numeral postmarks of Ireland are a rich area of study for postal historians. This long-awaited handbook is the result of 30 years of research by the author and brings together all that is currently known on the subject of ‘Irish Diamonds’.

“Any collector with even a passing interest in Victorian-era Irish cancellations
will find this book a delight to use.” David MacDonnell
£30 + p+p
Order from www.rossitertrust.com
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Looks good - have ordered one - thanks for the tip!

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Busy on the book ?

its taken many years
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Irish postmarks are his "labour of love" and the book has taken time to be published in its current form.

He also wrote a section on Irish postmarks for the most recent edition of "Collect British Postmarks" produced by Stanley Gibbons.

Until recently he was the editor of "Irish Philately" the journal of the Irish Philatelic Circle which was quite time consuming.

Stan is currently recovering from an operation, and I am sure anyone who knows him will wish him a speedy recovery.
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"Irish Diamonds" by Stan Challis is an excellent reference work detailing the numeral postmarks of Ireland.
Hardback, consisting of virtually 450 pages is a must for anyone interested in the numeral postmarks of GB and Ireland.

There is only a print run of 140 and 60% of those are already accounted for. It is sure to sell out.
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Just received my copy, fantastic quality, well written and will be an excellent resource. I'd suggest if you are at all interested in these you snap up one of these books before they're all gone, amazing value for £30!

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