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Commemorative Stamp Will Mark Centenary Of Death Of Michael Collins.

An Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark the centenary of the death Michael Collins. Same will go on general release tomorrow, Thursday, August 18th, 2022, and will be available in selected post offices nationwide and from anpost.com/shop.

Designed by Mr Ger Garland, with the design featuring photography by C & L Walsh, the national (N) rate stamp displays an portrait image of the Irish revolutionary, soldier and politician dressed in military uniform; same image courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

A commemorative First Day Cover (envelope) has also been produced by An Post, which carries the new stamp and a specially designed cancellation mark featuring the name of Collins in similar typeface to that found on the Béal na Bláth monument.
The Death of Michael Collins, assassinated on August 22nd, 1922, was the highest profile casualty of the Irish Civil War, which arose because of the agreed terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

In a break from historical convention, and marking the Co. Cork background of Michael Collins; the cancellation mark includes the designation ‘Corcaigh’.

One disappointing aspect of this welcome Commemorative Stamp – where are the words “Mícheál Ó Coileáin”.

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