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Stamps Mark Anglo-Irish Treaty 100.

An Post, on December 2nd last, unveiled stamps, which now marks the centenary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

The Irish Treaty was signed in London on December 6th, 1921, (100 Years tomorrow), by a delegation mandated by Dáil Éireann together with representatives from the British Government, latter event opening the way, for the first time, the establishment of an Irish Free State.

The stamps, and a commemorative First Day Cover envelope, were designed by leading designer Ger Garland.

The first stamp shown above, features the signatures of the Irish Treaty delegates – Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins, Robert Barton, Eamonn Duggan and George Gavan Duffy, and the British representatives – David Lloyd George (Prime Minister), Austen Chamberlain, Lord Birkenhead and Winston Churchill.

The second is a poignant reproduction of Arthur Griffith’s aspirational message after the treaty signing.

A collectable First Day Cover also shows a photograph of the Irish delegation in London.

The stamps and First Day Cover are available at all main post offices, or online HERE.

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