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1916 Proclamation Facsimile

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This facsimile edition of the GPO Proclamation will be prized by all who would like to have their own copy of one of the most famous documents in Irish history.

An original 1916 Proclamation, the document which was read by P. H. Pearse from the front of the GPO, Dublin, at the start of the Easter Rising, has been on display in the Philatelic Shop of the Post Office for some years.

While various reproductions are on sale in shops around the city, there was until now nothing available in the GPO itself for those who might want a souvenir of their visit to one of Dublin's most famous buildings.

An Post has now produced a fine facsimile of the Proclamation on display in the GPO. The poster size of 72cm by 48cm is just slightly smaller than the double-crown measurement of the 1916 printing and, retaining the creases of the original, folds down into a neat 24cm by 18cm. A short explanatory note by Stephen Ferguson, on the reverse of the poster, sets the document in context and outlines the complications that faced the printers as they worked in secret on an old press in Liberty Hall.

Copies of stamps commemorating the events of 1916 and those who signed the Proclamation illustrate his commentary.

Product Code: 1916WP

Price: €10.00 


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