World Stamps

New Irish stamp honors poet WB Yeats: Linn's Buzz

Jun 16, 2015, 2 PM

By Joe O'Donnell

1. Yeats honored

Ireland's An Post has honored poet William Butler (WB) Yeats by issuing a commemorative stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth.

A release from An Post labels Yeats, "the Irishman who holds an honoured place in the canon of Irish literature."

Read more about the new stamp, which was issued Friday:

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The upcoming July 8-9 public auction from Cherrystone Auctions in New York City offers rare stamps and postal history from the United States and countries worldwide.

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As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamp News Twitter followers and Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.

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