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St. Patrick’s Day ‘W’ Rate Stamp

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St. Patrick's Day 2017

An Post commissioned Aaron Canning, an Irish graphic designer based in Vienna, Austria to design this year’s stamp. His response was to use a minimal design featuring Celtic lines but in a modern manner – the old being the use of Celtic lines and weaving, and the new is the mix of thick and thin lines. This is a very familiar Celtic style of design, and you will see it a lot if you live in Ireland. Often called ‘interlace’ it is characterised by a continuous, unending pattern of connected strands or plaitwork. A great example of interlace is the Celtic knots that you see in jewellery, manuscripts, burial crosses and, in more recent years, popular culture and tattoos. Interlace is the most common feature of Celtic art, along with spirals and fantastic animal shapes. Technical Details Date of Issue: February 23, 2017 Value & Quantity: W (102k) Design: Aaron Canning Stamp Size: 36mm x 36mm Paper: Tullis Russell 102gsm PVA gummed Colour: Single colour (PMS 354) with phosphor tagging Make - up: Sheetlets of 16 Perforations: 13.3 x 13.3 Printing Process: Lithography Printer: Cartor Security Printing

Price: €1.35 


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