An Post issues set of five new stamps


An Post has issued a set of five new 55 cent stamps honouring RTÉ  musicians.

The stamps, a million of which have been printed, feature members of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet; the RTÉ Concert Orchestra; RTÉ Cór na nÓg and the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir.

The stamps were designed by Zinc Design Consultants and are available in a strip of five priced €2.75 and in sheetlets of 20 priced €11.

A special €11.50 Prestige Booklet containing two of each new stamp as well as background information on the RTÉ Performing Groups will also be on sale.

An Post Chief Executive Donal Connell said the stamps were a tribute to the "experience, professionalism, musicianship and commitment" of the RTÉ musicians.

He said strong interest is expected from philatelists and music fans all over the world.