Belgica '06 Stamp Expo Royal Mail Smilers Sheet - 14 November 2006
As with Washington 2006, Royal Mail's Belgica 2006 Smilers sheet is being issued 2 days before the show starts, unlike Pacific Explorer where the stamp was issued on the first day of the show. The Belgian show runs from 16-20 November 2006.
Belgica '06 will be held at Brussels Expo, situated in the Parc des Expositions, where the world famous landmark, Atomium, is located. It was designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn, and built for the World Exhibition of 1958. The labels on the sheet show various thematics: royalty (including the Tower of London), birds, sport, animals and transport.
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We have produced an exclusive cover for this issue as shown below. This will be available as:
We will also have matching pairs of FDCs with split strips of 5 stamps, one cover with yellow and one cover with red labels - Price £9.50 (pair)
This is not regarded by Royal Mail as a new issue, so there will be no official first day covers, and there are no special handstamps. Our covers will be cancelled with the Channel Tunnel permanent handstamp; two covers with stamps from the top row (with labels showing a crown and the Tower of London, will be cancelled with the London EC3 permanent postmark:
Mint sheet - £8.95
Single stamp & label - £0.55
This page updated 11 November 2006.
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