Ireland: Imperfect Picture on Stamps

\"irishAN Post has been forced to defer a commemorative stamp for the Irish Citizen Army after several historians complained it had chosen an incorrect image of founder Captain Jack White.The 60c stamp, features a photograph of a man believed to be Captain Jack White, a former British Army Officer who volunteered to train the new Irish Citizen Army in 1913.However, following advance publicity for the stamp,  An Post admitted that \”a number of historians have disputed the veracity of the image saying the man depicted is not Jack White\”.\”This image, which was researched and verified, has been widely used over the years in academic journals and other publications,\” a spokesperson said.\”We are deferring this stamp issue until such time as this matter has been clarified.\”The spokesperson for An Post said that 136,000 stamps had been printed in sheets of 15 and the overall production cost was €4,000. The apparent error was first spotted by Dr Leo Keohane, author of upcoming book \’Captain Jack DSO: Anarchist, Imperialist, and Founder of the Irish Citizen Army – An Alternative Story\’.

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