As stamp designers it was so important to us that this beautiful painting by Catríona Lucas featured as prominently as possible on both stamps.

An Post launched two new stamps today celebrating the work of the Irish Coast Guard’s search and rescue operations.

The stamps, designed by Vermillion Design, are based on an original painting by the late Caitriona Lucas, who lost her life while volunteering with the Coast Guard on September 12, 2016

 

Vermillion Irish Coast Guard Stamp Design featuring art by Caitriona Lucas  Vermillion Irish Coast Guard Stamp Design featuring art by Caitriona Lucas

 

Managing director at An Post Retail, Debbie Byrne, paid tribute to the Coast Guard, saying “Stamps mark important aspects of Irish life and this beautiful stamps acknowledge the service given by members of the Coast Guard to keep us safe when we are in or near the water.”

The stamps are on sale at main Post Offices nationwide and online at www.irishstamps.ie and from the GPO Dublin.

 

Further details can be read here;

https://www.thejournal.ie/new-stamp-launched-honouring-irish-coast-guard-4528823-Mar2019/

https://www.newstalk.com/news/new-stamps-pay-tribute-irish-coast-guard-835015

https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/new-an-post-stamps-issued-to-acknowledge-the-irish-coast-guard-909375.html