Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

World Heritage Sites: Joint issue with Australia - 21 April 2005

Royal Mail and Australia Post join forces to produce a set of 8 stamps each, to coincide with the opening of the Pacific Explorer international stamp exhibition in Sydney. Each se-tenant pair of stamps shows one British and one Australian UNESCO World Heritage Site. 2005 is the 300th anniversary of the commencement of building Blenheim Palace, which is why we have chosen postmark L9521 for some of our covers.


Norvic Exclusives: Norvic First Day Covers and Pacific Explorer covers

We have produced exclusive Norvic fdcs for these stamps, as shown below. 

1 - the Great Britain set, with L9522 (Stonehenge) or postmark L9521 (Blenheim Palace) [Scans of actual covers] - Price 8.95 Norvic fdc with complete set of Great Britain World Heritage Sites stamps issued 21 April 2005
Norvic fdc with complete set of Great Britain World Heritage Sites stamps issued 21 April 2005

2 - The pair of fdcs with matching British and Australian stamps, the Australian stamps postmarked Sydney and the British ones postmarked with L99527 the map of Australia & Kangaroo. [Scans of actual covers] Price 13.50 per pair

Norvic fdc with 8 Great Britain & 8 Australian Joint-Issue World Heritage Sites stamps issued 21 April 2005
Norvic fdc with 8 Great Britain & 8 Australian Joint-Issue World Heritage Sites stamps issued 21 April 2005
3 - GB World Heritage set on 'Jurassic Coast' cover with 2nd class South-west England stamp cancelled on its issue date (8 February) with the Studland postmark 8 February, and WHS stamps cancelled 21 April. The Jurassic Coast of Dorset is one of Britain's most recently designated World Heritage Sites.
Price 11.50 - limited edition of 10. [Scan of actual cover]

Norvic Jurassic Coast fdc with complete set of Great Britain World Heritage Sites stamps issued 21 April 2005 together with 2nd class Old Harry Rocks, Dorset stamp postmarked Studland 8 February 2005

4. Pacific Explorer Smilers Norvic FDCs
The Smilers sheet contains 18 different labels and we have produced FDCs in sets of 4 using the whole sheet Price 17.50 per set
FDCs with singles will be available at 4.75 each - awaited from the PO.
Norvic FDC for Pacific Explorer Smiler Stamps - Captain Cook postmark

5. Pacific Explorer 2005 World Stamp Expo covers
All covers except the joint-WHS covers (5b) have the postmark "Captain Cook Voyage of Discovery to Australia, Whitby N.Yorks" showing Cook's Endeavour and dated 21 April 2005.

5a. Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover with GB set of World Heritage stamps cancelled with Captain Cook Whitby postmark - only 2 available ALL SOLD
Pacific Explorer 2005 cover with GB set of World Heritage Site stamps

5b. Set of 4 Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover with both British and Australian sets of World Heritage stamps cancelled with Sydney FDI and London Kangaroo & Map postmarks. Just one cover shown here to save space: each cover has a matching pair of stamps.
Only 2 sets produced and just one set available - S O L D
Pacific Explorer 2005 cover with GB & Australia sets of World Heritage Site stamps

5c. Set of 5 Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover each with stamps from a horizontal row from the GB Smilers sheet, the set of 5 accommodating all 20 stamps & labels from the sheet. Price 19.00 per set
Official Pacific Explorer Exhibition cover with 4 GB Smilers stamps with first day cancel

5d. Australia Post Pacific Explorer cover a single stamp from the GB Smilers sheet, cancelled with the Captain Cook Whitby postmark - each label is different. Price 2.50 each
Official Pacific Explorer Exhibition cover with single GB Smilers stamps with first day cancel


This page created 7 June 2005

2004
2005 stamp issues
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January
11
Farm Animals
February
8
British Journey - South West England
24 Jane Eyre & Brontes prestige book
March
15
Magic Circle Centenary
22 Wilding Castles Miniature Sheet
April
5
New definitives
8 Royal Wedding
21 World Heritage Sites
26 Definitive reprints provisional date
May
10
Definitive reprints provisional date
June
7
Trooping the Colour
21
Smilers sheet - Flag stamp, White Ensign
21 Definitive reprints provisional date
July
5
End of World War II
19 British Motorcycles
August
23

Europa - Gastronomy
September
22
Independent Television 50th Anniversary
October
18
Battle of Trafalgar
November
1
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