Irish Stamps: St. Patricks Day (2016)

St. Patrick was a 5th century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is Ireland’s patron saint. It is said that when Patrick was about 16 years old he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain, and taken to Ireland to work as a slave. He was held captive for six years before escaping and returning to his family. Patrick became a cleric and returned to Ireland to spread Christianity.

This year's stamp, illustrated and designed by John Kindness, typography and layout by Steve Simpson featuring a young Patrick in slavery with Slemish Mountain (Co. Antrim) in the background.

This year’s stamp, illustrated and designed by John Kindness, typography and layout by Steve Simpson featuring a young Patrick in slavery with Slemish Mountain (Co. Antrim) in the background.

Irish Stamps: St Patrick's Day 2016 sheetlet

Irish Stamps: St Patrick’s Day 2016 sheetlet

Technical details
Date of Issue: February 25, 2016
Value & Quantity: €1.05 (94k)
Illustration: John Kindness
Typography & Layout: Steve Simpson
Stamp Size: 40.6mm x 29.8mm
Paper: Tullis Russell 102gsm gummed
Colour: Multicolour with
phosphor tagging
Make – up: Sheetlets of 16
Perforations: 14.3 x 14.1
Printing Process: Lithography
Printer: Cartor Security Printing

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