In October 2005 Royal Mail responded to customer feedback by reducing the
size of the stamps used for Smilers Sheets. The new size was launched with
a booklet of pictorial definitives in a
self-adhesive booklet. At the time it seemed that they had overlooked
collectors and no Generic Smilers Sheet was produced, despite the Smilers
being printed by Cartor in litho whereas the booklets were printed by
Walsall SP in gravure. This omission is now rectified with the issue of
the present sheet.
Click on the sheet for a larger image.
Designed by Webb and Webb Design, the A4 (297 x 210mm) sheet was printed in litho by Cartor Security Print.
All images except FDCs are Copyright 2006 by Royal Mail.
Postmarks for use on the day of issue are shown below.
This is not regarded by Royal Mail as a new issue, so no official First Day postmarks and no Royal Mail FDC will be available.
All permanent postmarks could be used.
| Ref L10105
Pictorial Definitives, Generic Smilers, Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1
| Ref N10109
Generic Smilers Sheets, Giggleswick, Settle
We have produced an exclusive first day cover for this sheet which will
carry a complete set of 6 stamps with a choice of postmark L10105 or the
Buckingham Palace permanent postmark - price £6.50
We have decided not to produce sets of 4 covers with a column of 5 stamps on each.
Mint sheet - £8.25
Set of 6 single stamps £3.00
This page updated 7 July 2006
If you have any questions about these stamps, please email us.
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To be decided
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