Pretty Old Toys stamps introduced by Irish Post

May 26th, 2015 is glad to inform that on the 14th of May 2015, An Post issued two stamps to celebrate this year's Europa theme – Old Toys. The issue consisting of two stamps depicting toy truck and old teddy bear.

In 1993, PostEurop became responsible for issuing EUROPA stamps. The stamps are also designed to help build awareness of the common roots, culture and history of Europe and its common goals. EUROPA stamp issues are among the most collected and most popular stamps in the world. Last year, in 2014, the theme was "Musical Instruments" while next year, in 2016, it will be "Ecology in Europe – Think Green".

The 2015 Europa theme is "Old Toys". There are two stamps being issued in the multination Europa series reflecting the 2015 theme of old toys. Each country will issue its own interpretation of the theme and in Denmark, for example, the stamps feature Lego Toys showing the popular construction toy.

The two stamps from An Post were designed by leading Dublin design firm Design Factory and are based on paintings by Comhghall Casey. From Omagh in Co. Tyrone, Casey's work focuses on creating meticulous and sparse still life studies as well as portraiture and life painting. The 68c stamp features a toy truck while the€1 stamp features an old teddy bear.