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Ireland Postal Services 2005 Issue
Designed by Patrick Murray

Cork 2005: European Capital of Culture

Ireland Postal Service will issue a new se-tenant stamp pair with a postage value of 48 Cents each named "Cork 2005: European Capital of Culture" on the 7th of March 2005. Each stamp depicts some of the landmark buildings and monuments that grace the Cork City skyline. Since Cork has been designated the European Capital of Culture in 2005 by the European Union, the city is planning to develop a program of events that will be the biggest and most exciting of its kind in Europe in 2005. Every day in 2005, Cork will present the work of important Irish artists as well as the work of leading international companies and individuals. Open-air theater and music will be staged during the summer and theater companies form across Europe will present a season of major outdoor theater specially written for Cork. In addition, exhibitions and fairs will provide rich images and experiences of Ireland's craft, fashion and design. Other events to see throughout the year will be:

Sports with international tournaments, regional finals, Play-offs and fun sporting events as well as a sports writing conference.
Festivals like the Choral, Folk and Jazz Festival, as well as the West Cork Music Festival.

"Cork 2005: European Capital of Culture" stamps can be purchased as a se-tenant pair, Sheets of 16, Frame Sheetlet with FDC, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 40.64mm x 29.8mm with a 14 x 15 perforation. The stamps will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd using the Lithography printing process.


Cork 2005: European Capital of Culture FDC


To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.irishstamps.ie Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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