Anyone ever heard of Principality of Thomond stamps?

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Here is a nice article from the Dutch-French Historican Jerome aan de Wiel regarding the Principality of Thomond stamps?
http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/NMAJ%20vol%2047%2008%20The% ... 20Wiel.pdf
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Hi,

Interesting article.

It definitely adds to the story behind the Principality of Thomond.

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This is copied from the Hibernian 2020 catalogue.
I don't collect Cinderella stamps so can't help further.

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Been a while since we updated the Thomond album, so here are some of the overprints celebrating Sir Winston Churchill:


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Thomond 1966 Churchill 4p, with black overprint.



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Thomond 1966 Churchill 2 shillings, with gold overprint.



Wikipedia wrote:Sir Winston Churchill (1874 –1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan, and the Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns.

At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. During the First World War, he served as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. After the war, Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin’s government of 1924–1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy.

Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" in the 1930s, he took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain in 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His refusal to consider surrender helped inspire British resistance, especially during the early days of the war when the British Commonwealth stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured.

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Thomond 1966 World Cup minisheet, with double overprint.

Printing errors abound in the Thomond overprints. Either the entirety of the printer's "test prints" were dumped on the market (instead of being destroyed, as is usual practice), or maybe the philatelic entrepreneur responsible for the overprinting instructed the printer to produce a certain quantity of double and inverted overprints. A quick look at feebay under "Thomond" shows almost nothing but inverted, double and triple overprints!

Such a glut of errors is not normal. A true error would be "occasional" rather than "wholesale produced and widely available."


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Thomond 1961: complete sheet of 50 stamps of the 4p footballers.


This shows the sheet size. Large sheets of 50, and 12 values in four colours, was a huge expense. One must wonder who covered the cost of this? Did the Prince have some wealthy backers? Or did a certain London dealer arrange them? And then perhaps also commission the numerous overprints to re-coup his investment?

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I have 13 stamps Principality of Tomond in my collection with 2 types of overprints - Europe 1961 and with a rocket :roll:
I usually collect coins and banknotes, but when it comes to stamps with owls or postage stamps issued by fantastic, self-proclaimed, micronations and virtual states (Seborga, Lundy, Hutt River, Wirtland and others), then this is what I need.

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Re: Anyone ever heard of Principality of Thomond stamps?

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ajolicoe wrote:
09 Apr 2013 03:48
I don't have any Lundy stamps but I conclude that they are the same kind of fantasy stamps.

Does anyone know of a website that catalogs all the different fantasy stamps?

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