Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Christmas - 1 November 2005

While the regular Christmas stamps this year will have a religious theme, the Smilers sheet will once again use the 2001 Robins, this time in a mixed sheet of 1st & 2nd class. Click on the picture below for a larger image.

Royal Mail Christmas Smilers stamps 2005 - Robins, cat & mouse

Detail from centre rows:

Detail from Royal Mail Christmas Smilers stamps 2005 - Robins, cat & mouse


Norvic Philatelics First Day Covers

We have produced an appropriate first day cover for the Smilers stamps, which is available with

one 1st class and one 2nd class
5 1st class and 5 2nd class on separate covers - to be sold in pairs
set of 4 covers, 2 each with 5 1st or 2nd, ie for the whole sheet.

Norvic first day covers for 2005 Christmas Robin Smilers stamps

Smilers sheets & FDCs

a. Cover with 1x 1st & 1x 2nd class stamp and label, postmark L9819 - price 3.95 each
b. Smilers strip of 5x 1st & 5x 2nd on 2 Norvic covers with postmark N9839 - price 9.95 each
c. Set of 4 covers with 4 split strips of 5 stamps & labels, postmark L9830 - price 16.95
Mint sheet - 6.95 : Mint pair of stamps 0.75
Note: while set (c) is for all 20 stamps on the sheet, cover (a) will be a single from any position,
and stamps on cover (b) may be from any vertical column on the sheet.


Special postmarks available on the Day of Issue are shown below: these postmarks must be ordered before 1 November

Postmark: Madonna and Child Postmark: star, text in English & Welsh Postmark: first day of issue Bethlehem, also in Welsh Postmark: Madonna and Child Postmark: Madonna and Child Postmark: Madonna and Child
Ref FD525
Official Bureau postmark
Ref FD518
Official Bethlehem postmark
Ref FD518N
Official Bethlehem non-pictorial postmark in Welsh and English
Ref N9838
Madonna and Child, York
Ref W9844
Madonna and Child, Christchurch, Newport
Ref S9842
Madonna and Child, Holytown, Motherwell
Postmark: Angel with trumpet, Wells Somerset Postmark: Shepherds, Shepherdswell, Dover Postmark: White Rose of Yorkshire, York Minster Postmark: Shape of Church window Postmark: Madonna and Child Postmark: Madonna and angle, probably - not very clear
Ref L9829
1300 Years of Christian worship, Wells Somerset
Ref L9833
Shepherdswell, Dover
Ref N9839
Merry Christmas from York Minster
Ref L9830
2005 Christmas, Canterbury
Ref L9832
St Katherine's Way, London E1
Ref S9841
Maryhill, Isle of Lewis
Postmark: star Postmark: shepherds at stable Postmark: Madonna and child Postmark: Angel, apparently wearing shades Postmark: Madonna and child Postmark: Mary, Joseph & ass
Ref L9819
Merry Christmas to All, North Pole Road, London W10
Ref M9837
Stableford, Newcastle
Ref W9823
Madonna and child, Bethlehem, Llandeilo
Ref W9846
Christmas 2005, Bethlehem, Llandeilo
Ref M9821
Madonna and child, Mary Street, Birmingham
Ref W9845
Bethlehem, Llandeilo
Postmark: Three Kings. <<<< Ref W9843
Wisemans Bridge, Narberth
Postmark: Snowman (head) with hat & pipe <<<< Ref L9831
Christmas Robins, Cold Christmas, Ware

This page updated 15 December 2005

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