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Ireland Postal Services 2008 Issue
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Popular Dances, Ireland Issue

Ireland Postal Service will issue a new stamp and mini-sheet with 2 stamps that have postage values of 0.55, and 0.82 Euro named "Popular Dances" on the 7th of November 2008. This issue will be a joint issue between Ireland and Spain. Each country will issue a mini-sheet with 2 stamps that are shown near the end of this newsletter. The minisheets are being issued to celebrate popular dances in Ireland and Spain. The Ireland stamps features an Irish dancer performing the popular Riverdance, and a Spanish dancer performing a flamenco. Both countries origins of dances are unknown but it is believed that Irish dances originated from the Celts over 2000 years ago, and Spanish dances were thought to have begun around 1492 with Spanish Gypsies.

"Popular Dances" stamps can be purchased as a Single or Mini-sheets, Sheetlet of 12 (single stamp), or FDC's(Ireland Only). The size of the stamp is 27.94mm x 44.45mm with a perforation size of 13.75 x 13.75 using the 2cm reference. They will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd. using the Lithography printing method.

Popular Dances, Ireland Issue Mini-sheet

Popular Dances, Spain Issue Mini-sheet

Popular Dances, Ireland FDC Stamp

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