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Actually, the stamps of Ireland fall outside the scope of this catalogue, since it only lists stamps from 1840 to 1920. I'll will only list the first issues of this country.

Stamps of Great Britain, used in Ireland:

Example:

'Belfast' cancel


1922 Map of Ireland, arms, cross or sword

  1/2 p green (sword)
  1 p red (map)
  1 1/2 p red (map)
  2 p green (map)
  2 1/2 p brown (arms)
  3 p blue (cross)
  4 p green (arms)
  5 p violet (sword)
  6 p lilac (sword)
  9 p violet (arms)
  10 p brown (cross)
  1 S blue (sword)


(Later issues; 1941 overprint)


IRELAND: STAMPS OF GREAT BRITAIN SURCHARGED

1922 King George V, overprinted with text, in 5 lines

'1922' in thin figures

1/2 p green 1 p red

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 1/2 p blue (overprint black or red)
  3 p violet
  4 p green (overprint black or red)
  5 p brown
  9 p black (overprint black or red)
  10 p blue
  2 Sh 6 p brown
  5 Sh red
  10 Sh blue

'1922.' in thick figures (with '.')

1/2 p green 1 p red

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p orange
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p violet
  4 p green
  5 p brown
  6 p violet
  9 p black
  9 p green
  10 p blue
  1 Sh brown

1922 King George V, overprinted with text, in 3 lines

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p orange
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p lilac
  4 p green
  5 p brown
  6 p lilac
  9 p green
  10 p blue
  1 Sh brown
  2 Sh 6 p brown
  5 Sh red
  10 Sh blue

Postage due stamps

1925 Inscription in Irish

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  2 p green
  6 p violet

Fiscal stamps

Fiscal stamps were issued much earlier than postal stamps in Ireland. Some examples:

LAND COMMISSION:


(Land Commission)

PETTY SESSIONS:


(6 p red Queen Victoria and 6 p green 'FOR DOG LICENCE' overprint)


(6 p red, King George V)

COUNTY COURTS:


(Queen Victoria, I've also seen a 3 p in the same design; same colours)


(King Edward VII)


(6 p red, King George V)


(Dog licence, no country name, picture of a dog and text 'LICENSE TWO SHILLINGS')


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