Ireland 1991 Heritage and Treasures definitives, additional values

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue dates: 29th January 1991, 1995 and 1997
  • three values
  • Design: Michael Craig and Q Design
  • Printer: Irish Security Stamps Printing Ltd, Dublin
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 24mm x width 21mm (5p), height 21mm x width 24mm (20p), height 41mm x width 24mm (£5)
  • Perforations: 14.5 x 14 (5p), 14 x 14.5 (20p), 14 x 14.5 (I£5)
  • Paper: chalk-surfaced or as stated

Definitives. Irish Natural Heritage and Treasures, additional values

  • the 1991 (29 January) values are the first printing of additions to the 1990 (8 March) series
  • the I£5 was reprinted with a redrawn figure of value, on ordinary paper, in 1995
  • all three were reprinted in 1992 (5p,20p) or in 1997 (£5) also on ordinary (not chalk-surfaced) paper

Sheet stamps

5p ~ the Dunamase food vessel (found at Dunamase, Co Laois)
20p ~ ancient gold dress fastener
£5 ~ St Patrick's Bell Shrine type 1, chalk-surfaced paper, long bottom line to £ sign

£5 type 1

Sheet stamps (reprintings)

5p ~ Dunamase food vessel, reprinting issued May 1992, on ordinary paper
20p ~ gold dress fastener, reprinting issued March 1992, on ordinary paper

  • this 20p design was also issued printed by Enschedé, 1995, with coarse screened background

£5 ~ St Patrick's Bell Shrine, reprinting issued Oct 1997, on ordinary paper

Sheet stamp (£5 redrawn and reprinted)

£5 ~ St Patrick's Bell Shrine, revised design (redrawn) and printed by Joh. Enschedé, Netherlands
short foot line to £ sign, and top of £ sign has vertically descending hook

£ sign types