They are valid for postage use but are issued primarily for collectors of stamps.
The first Irish miniature sheet was issued in 1972 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Irish stamp after independence in 1922.
During the next few years An Post occasionally issued miniature sheets in association with commemorative issues. Today they are issued qutie often and there can be several sheets issued in a particular year.
Whilst miniature sheets are criticised by many serious stamp collectors as futile, there is no denying their artistic beauty and their popularity.
Ireland 1972 50 Years Irish Stamps Miniature Sheet Mnh
50 Years of Irish Stamps Miniature Sheet - MNH - Date of Issue: Dec-6, 1972 - No. Issued: 200,000
Ireland 1976 Usa Bicentenary Miniature Sheet Mnh
Ireland 1976 US Independence Miniature Sheet MNH - Date of Issue: Dec-6, 1972 - No. Issued: 200,000
Ireland 2000 Chinese Year Of The Dragon Min Sheet Mnh
Ireland 2000 Chinese Year of the Dragon MNH - Miniature Sheet MNH - Design: B. Castle
Ireland 2000 Oscar Wilde Min Sheet Mnh
Ireland 2000 Oscar Wilde Death Centenary MNH - Miniature Sheet MNH - Date of Issue: May-22, 2000 -...
Ireland 2001 Chinese Year Of The Snake Min Sht Mnh Rare
Ireland 2001 Chinese Year of theSnake MNH - Miniature Sheet MNH - This is becoming a particularly...
Ireland 2002 Otter 5 Euro Miniature Sht Mnh Rare
Ireland 2002 Otter Miniature Sheet MNH - Miniature Sheet MNH - A particularly difficult miniature...
Ireland 2001 Jordan Grand Prix Miniature Sheet Mnh
Ireland2001 Jordan Grand Prix Miniature Sheet MNH - Date of Issue: Mar-26, 2001
Ireland 2001 Ned Kelly Rebel Spirit Miniature Sheet Mnh
Ireland 2001 Ned Kelly 'Rebel Spirit' Miniature Sheet - MNH - Date of Issue: May-3, 2001 - Catalog...
Ireland 2002 Chinese Year Of The Horse Miniature Sheet
Ireland 2002 Chinese Year of the Dragon MNH - Miniature Sheet MNH - Design: B. Castle
Ireland 2002 Phil Lynott Thin Lizzy Miniature Sheet Mnh
Ireland2002 Phil Lynott / Thin Lizzy - iniature Sheet MNH - Date of Issue: Oct-17, 2002 - Design: D5...
Ireland 2002 Van Morrison Van The Man Min Sheet Mnh
Ireland 2002 Van Morrison - Miniature Sheet MNH - Date of Issue: Oct-17, 2002 - Design: D5 Design