Celebrating Northern Ireland

The third country miniature sheet, Celebrating Northern Ireland, and the last in the series of Smiler / Generic sheets for the home nations, Glorious Northern Ireland, will be issued simultaneously on 11 March 2007. Other sheets have been issued on the country's saints' days but Celebrating Northern Ireland will be issued a week earlier at the request of the Northern Ireland Office to enable St Patrick's Day cards to be posted to destinations overseas for the big day.

The stamps on the miniature sheet show:

1st Class - Carrickfergus Castle Photograph by David Lyons
78p - St Patrick Illustration by Clare Melinsky
78p - Queen's Bridge and Friendship Beacon Photograph by Tony Pleavin
1st Class - Giant's Causeway Photograph by Ric Ergenbright

Scenes depicted on the labels:

Tievebulliagh, 'Hands across the divide' Craigavon Bridge Derry, Strangford Lough, Inch abbey, Rathlin Island, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge North Antrim, Ballycopeland Mill County Down, Belfast City Hall, Killnasaggart Stone, Slieve Binnian.

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