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IntroductionDuring the nineteenth century there had been efforts to achieve a measure of "Home Rule" for Ireland.
After the Easter Rising of 1916 this became a demand for Independence, which was achieved by the Treaty of 6th December, 1921.
Formal handover of power to "The Provisional Government of Ireland" took place on 16th January, 1922.
The British Post Office operated on an agency basis until 31st March while overprinted stamps were issued on 17th February.
Postal matters were thus subject to transitional arrangements and aspects of the immediate consequences are shown in this display.