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Monday, March 20, 2023

Ireland 1961 25th Anniversary of Air lingus

Hello, welcome to another week.  Another aircraft on stamp ...   This one from Ireland, and only because I was working with some Ireland stamps today.

A nice stamp in my view. The terminal at Dublin airport as it was back in 1961 when the stamp was issued - one of two issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Air Lingus. The aircraft shown are a Boeing 720 and a de Havilland DH 94 Dragon.

The de Havilland is named Iolar and commemorates the original Dragon EI-ABI ( you might just be able to see that on the stamp) which operated Aer Lingus’ first service from Dublin (Baldonnel) to Bristol on 27 May 1936. That original aircraft was sold in the UK in February 1938 and was lost during WWII.

There is more to read here if you have the time -

The 720 because it was the type Air Lingus used as its first jet back in 1960 when it started jet services from Dublin and Shannon to New York and Boston.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this random choice. Drop me a line if you have a country or whatever might make an interesting next series of aircraft on stamps at

Michael …. or visit my online store    where I have  some interesting aviation related


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