Royal Mail's latest novelty stamps are aimed at children, but will appeal to children of all ages! Labelled "Fun Fruit & Veg, the first DIY stamps", the set of 10 stamps depicting individual fruit and vegetables will be issued in a se-tenant block with an attached sheet of 76 stickers, which can be added to the stamps to make faces, etc, as shown below. The stamps are self-adhesive, die-cut free-form/rectangular - that is basically rectangular but with the top and/or bottom of the subject extending beyong the rectangular 'boundary' - see picture.
The stamps were designed by Johnson Banks, using photographs by Kevin Summers.
Technical details: The stamps are 39 x 28.5mm, printed on a self-adhesive laminate in sheets of 10. They are printed in 4-colour gravure by Walsall Security Print with kiss die-cut perforations 15 x 14.    The images are from Royal Mail's Stamp Preview, Postmark Bulletin, and Philatelic Bulletin, and are Copyright 2003 by Royal Mail.
Norvic Exclusive FDCs are sold in pairs (five stamps on each) and will be supplied eitherwith our own sheet of stickers so that buyers will be able to customise their own covers, or with our own stickers already attached. Every cover is unique!
This set is limited to 25 pairs of covers priced at £10.95
Prices exclude postage and packing. All enquiries please order now!
Covers supplied by Royal Mail in their standing order service will have undecorated stamps.
All PO FDCs supplied by us - except those with postmark E8407 - will have stamps decorated with the labels. With 76 stickers to choose from, the faces on each cover will vary, and so each will be unique!
Special Day of Issue postmarks/cancels.
| Ref FD307
Philatelic Bureau FDI postmark
| Ref FD308
Bureau Pear Tree, Derby FDI postmark
| Ref M8393
Fun Fruit & Veg, Birmingham
| Ref L8376
Covent Garden, London WC2
| Ref M8394
| Ref E8407
| Ref L8374
Interactive Children's Stamps, Child's Place, London SW5
| Ref L8375
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1
| Ref N8422
Fruit & Veg, Appleby Scunthorpe
| Ref N8421 |
Fruit & Veg, Chipping, Preston
| Ref N8420
Fruit & Veg, Garden Village, Hull
| Ref N8419
Fruit & Veg, Brusselton, Shildon
| Ref N8418
Fruit & Veg, Pepper Arden, Northallerton
| Ref E8424
Fruit & Veg, Ripe, Lewes
| Ref E8425 |
Fruit & Veg, Bittering, Dereham
| Ref E8426
Fruit & Veg, Grove, Canterbury
| Ref E8429
Fruit & Veg, Strawberry Valley, Dartmouth
| Ref M8414
Fruit & Veg, Pear Tree, Derby
| Ref W8430
First UK DIY Postage Stamps, Fun Fruit & Veg, Sticker, St Austell
| Ref S8455
Fun Fruit & Veg, Greens, Turriff
| Ref M8458
Special packs of the stamps are sold by this supermarket chain
| Ref L8442
Covent Garden, London WC2
| Ref W8460 |
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Online 'make your own face' at these locations -
http://apple-corps.westnet.com/apple_corps.2.html and http://www.cs.utk.edu/~ffowler/javahtml/potato/Potato.html