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#4344 Postcrossing - Irish Stamps - First Day Cover

Postcrossing - Irish Stamps - First Day Cover 20171005.jpg #4345 Postcard RU-6042933 received from RussiaThumbnails#4343 Postcard NL-3937382 sent to Germany

Posting to the World, Celebrating Postcrossing
700.000 practitioners across 213 countries, 50 million postcards moving around the world at a rate of 1000 every hour.
Just some of the statistics involved in Postcrossing, the global mail hobby.
To celebrate the success of this movement An Post has issued a Postcrossing stamp on 5 October 2017.
It has been designed by Design HQ using an illustration by Cathy Dineen and features a colourful display
of postcards being passed from person to person around the world.

Technical Details
Date of Issue: 5 October 2017
Value & Quantity: €1,35 (94k)
Illustration Cathy Dineen
Design: Oonagh Young Design HQ
Stamp Size: 51mm x 30mm
Printing Process: Lithography

Postcrossers use a single website www.postcrossing.com to registers their details and request an address and postcard ID to use when sending out that first postcard. They send a postcard to the address given and when it lands the recipient registers the postcard using its postcard ID.
Now the postcrosser is eligible to receive a postcard from another user and the process continues.

Matthijs van Wageningen
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