Irish Postage Stamps For Sale
Ireland was part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland when the world’s first postage stamps were issued in 1840. These stamps, and all subsequent British issues, were used in Ireland until the new Irish Government came to power in 1922. Therefore, the first stamp for use in Ireland was the 1840 Penny Black. Numerical cancellations of a design specific to Ireland were introduced in 1844, but otherwise the postal markings followed the normal pattern of the British provincial Post Offices.