Posts Tagged ‘An Post’

Auctioning lost-in-post items

Auction gavel

If you ever wonder what An Post does with items that were lost in the postal system, due to either incorrect address, or failure to deliver but can’t be returned to sender, or simply an unnotified change of address, think no more of it. The items are auctioned off, twice a year, with the proceeds going back to An Post.

One such auction is taking place this evening and if you’re interested, head to Herman and Wilkinson Auction House in Rathmines. The auction will begin at 6.30pm.

Some of the stuff on the block today include 6 bottles of champagne, 6 bottles of Canadian whisky, a Rolex watch, Gucci and Burberry handbags, a model train set, 4 large Tom Tom drums, a wetsuit, a signed print of The Titanic, an electric floorwasher and a set of fish hooks.

Mandela’s birthday messages

You may be aware that Nelson Mandela turns 90 this year. In just about 10 days or so as a matter of fact. This is the man who have fought against apartheid, campaigns tirelessly for peace, raising awareness of children’s needs, spearheading Nelson Mandela Foundation, etc.

In celebration of his birthday, Unicef Ireland, The Sunday Times and An Post are working together, to bring you an opportunity to send your birthday message to Mandela.

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

If you’re a reader of The Sunday Times, you would have received a freepost postcard in the newspaper that you can use to send your personal message. Otherwise, you may have been approached at train/tram stations in the city by volunteers who are helping to distribute the postcards.

If you haven’t got a postcard and would like to send a message nonetheless, you can also do so through Unicef’s online message portal. Otherwise, I also have some spares (I am one of the above-mentioned volunteers), so email me at lil.metblogs[at] and I can organise to get one (or a few) over to you.

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