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Ireland Postal Service 2015 Issue
Designed by Steve Simpson

1400th Anniversary of the Death of St. Columban Stamp

The Ireland Post has issued a new stamp with a postage value of 1.05 Euro named "1400th Anniversary of the Death of St. Columban" on the 22nd of October 2015. Ireland Post has issued this stamp to commemorate St. Columban for his work with monasteries. St. Columban was an Irish missionary who founded several monasteries on the European continent starting in 590 AD. He was most famous for starting the monasteries Luxeuil Abbey in present-day France and Bobbio Abbey in present day Italy. The stamp features an image of St. Columban taken from a stained glass window in Mount St. Josephs Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

1400th Anniversary of the Death of St. Columban stamp can be purchased as a single, Sheet of 16, and FDC. The size of the stamp is 40.6mm x 29.8mm with a perforation size of 14.3 x 14.1 using the 2cm reference. It was printed by Cartor Security Printing using the Lithography printing method with Tullis Russell 102gsm PVA gummed paper. Total quantity printed 116,000.

1400th Anniversary of the Death of St. Columban FDC

1400th Anniversary of the Death of St. Columban Sheet of 16

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