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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ireland (Eire)-1937-A High Value Postage Stamp Set-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the high value set issued for Ireland (Eire) in 1937. The three stamps were a 2 Shillings and Sixpence (green), 5 Shilling (maroon) and 10 Shilling (blue). The figure represents St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. The legend "leat-coroin" at the base of the 2/6 value translates as "a half crown", the value of a crown was 5 Shillings in pre-decimal British currency.

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