An Irish Post issued two stamps to celebrate this year’s Europa 2015 theme – Old Toys. The two stamps from An Post were designed by leading Dublin design firm Design Factory and are based on paintings by Comhghall Casey. The 68c stamp features a toy truck while the €1 stamp features an old teddy bear.
EUROPA stamps are unique stamps issued by European postal administrations, including An Post. Each stamp bears the official EUROPA logo, a PostEurop registered trademark under the aegis of PostEurop in which Europe is the central theme.
The idea behind EUROPA stamps is to underline cooperation in postal administrations within Europe while promoting philately throughout the region. Since the first issue in 1956, EUROPA stamps have been a symbol of Europe’s desire for closer integration and cooperation.
The 2015 Europa theme is “Old Toys”. There are two stamps being issued in the multination Europa series reflecting the 2015 theme of old toys. Each country will issue its own interpretation of the theme.
Title: Europa 2015 – Ireland
Date of Issue: 14 May 2015
Denominations: 68c, €1