Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

10 January 2006 - Children's Literature & Paddington Bear Smilers

On this page we are showing the FDCs that we have available, and some that we should be able to get from other suppliers. These are scans of actual covers unless stated otherwise; those from some other producers are taken from their websites.

Most of these are available in small numbers - the quantity shown is the total produced - for PO, Stuart and Cotswold, the total produced by us in these combinations of stamps and postmarks, which may be unique to us. The quantity shown is not necessarily the number available now, as some have already been reserved by regular customers. Although we have issued a blanket email to customers and potential customers to advise that this page is available, we are or will be writing to individuals who have requested specific covers. Not all covers that we showed before have been produced due to delays in receiving the US stamps.

Some major UK cover producers ignored the American stamps and produced GB-only fdcs; some are producing pairs of covers (16 stamps), one at least is advertising a cover with 8GB+2US stamps on.

Please email us with your requirements.

Norvic official limited edition first day covers

Norvic covers are the same size as Royal Mail covers - 220 x 125mm (8.65 x 4.9")

set of 8 Animal Tales stamps on Norvic fdc boy reading book.

Ref N61. Set of 8 Great Britain stamps on Norvic fdc showing boy reading abc book - Price £8.95.

postmarks L9887 (Paddington)

Limited edition of 5.

set of 8 Animal Tales stamps on Norvic fdc boy reading book, cover also postmarked READING.

Ref N61D - Reading, the good start every child needs Norvic double-dated cover with READING 10 Jan 05 postmark on 1st class definitive and set of 8 Animal Tales postmarked London 10th JAN 2006. Cover shows boy reading abc book - Price £9.50.
postmark L9880 (London)

Limited edition of 3 (note size is 220x110mm)

set of 8 Animal Tales stamps with caterpillar postmark plus pair of US Favorite Children's book animals stamps cancelled with 'open book' FDOI Findlay cancellation, on Norvic fdc boy reading book.

Ref N61J. Norvic fdc showing boy reading abc book with set of 8 Great Britain stamps with Caterpillar postmark, plus 2 common design US stamps with 'open book' Findlay OH cancellation - Price £9.95.

Limited edition of 5.

Pair of Norvics fdc boy reading book, each with 4 GB & 4 US Animal Tales stamps.

Ref N61K. Set of 8 GB stamps and set of 8 US stamps on pair of Norvic fdcs showing boy reading abc book -
Price £13.50.

Postmarks M9894 (Caterpillar) & W9990 (Crocodile).

Limited edition 10 pairs - only sold in pairs for two complete sets of stamps.


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set of 8 Animal Tales stamps on Norvic open book fdc.

Ref N61A
Set of 8 Great Britain stamps on Norvic 'Open Book' fdc -
Price £8.95.

postmark L9886 (Paddington)

Limited edition of 5.
Note this cover is the same colour as N61U, but was scanned in a different way.

Norvic open book fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps all cancelled at the First Day Ceremony in Findlay Ohio.

Ref N61U
Norvic open book fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps all cancelled at the First Day Ceremony in Findlay, Ohio - exclusive to us.
Price £5.00.

Limited edition of 20 - some were sold in the US.
Note this cover is the same colour as N61A, but was scanned in a different way.

Maximum card 'My little animal book' freeform postcard showing a tiger with British 42p 'Boots' cat stamp and US 'Maisy' mouse stamp. Ref ATMX: Exclusive Maximum card
'My Little Animal Book' freeform postcard showing a tiger, with British 42p 'Boots' cat stamp cancelled with a London 'Cat' postmark and US 'Maisy' mouse stamp cancelled with the official Findlay Ohio 'open book' cancel.

Only 4 produced

Price - £4.50

Stuart & Cotswold first day covers

Stuart & Cotswold covers are 218 x 128mm (8.6 x 5")

set of 8 Animal Tales stamps on Cotswold fdc.

Ref C1J
Sets of 8 GB and 8 US stamps on pairs of Cotswold fdcs showing Hyppy & Sam (designed by year 6 pupils at Chapter House Preparatory School, York)

Postmarks N9898 - Sam the snail, and FINDLAY, OH.

Price £9.75 per pair - only 2 pairs produced by us.


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Stuart fdc showing Hyppy & Sam, with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps.

Ref S1a.
Stuart fdc showing Hyppy & Sam, with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps

Postmark M9894 caterpillar or FD601 - Maisy (Mousehole) and FINDLAY, OH Only two of each postmark combination produced,
Price £5.00 each
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Royal Mail first day covers

Royal Mail covers are 220 x 125mm (8.65 x 4.9")

Official Royal Mail USPS first day cover.

Ref R2J
Pair of GB stamps and pair of US stamps in common designs with relevant postmarks.
Price £5.75

Only available as shown, with Mousehole, Cornwall and grey Findlay Ohio USPS postmark.
Not available with full set of GB stamps on.

Royal Mail fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps.

Ref R1JA Royal Mail fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps with STRATFORD (caterpillar) and FINDLAY OH (open book) cancellations.
Only 10 produced by us
Price £5.00.

Royal Mail fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps.

Ref R1JB Royal Mail fdc with both US & GB Maisy and Very Hungry Caterpillar stamps with MOUSEHOLE (Maisy look-alike) and FINDLAY OH (open book) cancellations.
Only 5 produced by us
Price £5.00.

Pair of Royal Mail fdcs with complete sets of 8 of US Favorite Children's Book Aimals & GB Animal Tales stamps.

Ref R1JC Pair of Royal Mail fdcs with full sets of both sets of 8 of US Favorite Children's Book Aimals & GB Animal Tales stamps FINDLAY OH (open book) cancellations on the US, and MOUSEHOLE (mouse) and AMBLESIDE (frog) postmarks on the British.
Only 3 pairs produced by us
Price £9.50 per pair not available singly.


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First day covers from other suppliers

We hope to be able to provide at these prices: this will depend on whether their advertised prices are net or have p&p additions.

Sheridan Covers official 'Crocky Trail' cover with all 8 stamps from both GB & US sets.

Ref PS1
Sheridan Covers Official 'Crocky Trail' cover with set of 8 GB stamps cancelled with 'Crocky Trail' postmark and set of 8 US stamps cancelled with FINDLAY, OH postmark -
Price £19.50.

Limited edition of 40.

Buckingham Covers official Paddington Bear cover with 8 GB Animal Tales stamps and 2 US Favorite Children's Book Animals stamps.

Ref BC1
Buckingham Covers official Paddington Bear cover with 8 GB Animal Tales stamps and 2 US Favorite Children's Book Animals stamps. -
Price £13.00.

Edition unknown. Please note that the illustration is the artistís impression prepared before the US postmark was published. The envelope design may vary (but will still be a cute Paddington Bear envelope!). [Quote from their publicity.]

We may be able to offer further covers from other producers as information becomes available.


This page updated 31 March 2006

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