Shackleton - Order of Merit (Chile) 1916

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Order of Merit (Chile), 1916, sells for £74,500 ($113,985) at auction

Centenary of the Sinking of the Endurance This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Endurance, which was crushed by ice and left the crew marooned on Elephant Island – a remote and uninhabited island off the coast of Antarctica. Shackleton’s Chilean Order of Merit, which recognises the rescue and survival of all of…

Royal Geographical Society Silver Medal, 1904, incused on the rim 'LIEUT. ERNEST SHACKLETON, R.N.R.'  Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000 ($30,480 - $60,960)

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s RGS Silver Medal for Discovery, 1904 sells for £86,500 at auction

Sir Ernest Shackleton was the most decorated of the Polar explorers of the early 20th C – despite being invalided home on his trip to the Antarctic when he was with Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (Discovery) in 1903. He had been a member of the Furthest South Party with Scott and Wilson, reaching 82.17°S. on the…

On the 20th of March 2015, An Post issued four stamps to celebrate the success of Animation Ireland.  The four new stamps were designed by Vermillion Design and feature Roy, Give Up Yer Aul Sins, The Secret of Kells and Nelly & Nora. 

Irish Stamps: Animation Ireland (2015)

In line with celebrating ‘digital animation’ the stamps incorporate augmented reality technology, a first for An Post. To maximise your enjoyment of these stamps, simply download the “Cee Explorer App” and scan with your smartphone. You can then learn more about the studios which created award-winning productions, and view additional digital content. Cee Explorer (for…

Ireland 2015 St. Patrick's Day €1

Irish Stamps: St Patrick’s Day (2015)

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world with particularly big parades in the United States, Britain, Canada, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. The day itself is a public holiday in the North and South of Ireland but also in Newfoundland, Labrador and Montserrat which all have strong Irish connections but for very different…