Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Grand Prix Motor Racing - 3 July 2007

Continuing the transport theme of recent years, Royal Mail will issue six stamps showing classic Grand Prix racing cars that were driven by champion British Drivers. The stamps are issued to mark the centenary of the race track at Brooklands and the 50th anniversary of the British driver Stirling Moss winning the British Grand Prix in a British Car. At the end of the week in which the stamps are issued, the Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix will take place at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire on 8 July.

Set of 6 British stamps to showing motor racing grand prix cars.

1st (34p)Graham Hill - BRM - 1st (34p)Stirling Moss - Vanwall - 54p Jackie Stewart - Tyrrell
54p Jim Clark - Lotus - 78p James Hunt - McLaren - 78p Nigel Mansell - Williams
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About the drivers

Sir Stirling Moss
A versatile driver who also competed and won in Formula 2 and 3 as well as rallying, sports and touring cars. Of 366 races he finished he won 222. Won the British Racing Drivers Club Gold star ten times.

Graham Hill
The only driver to win the "Triple Crown" of the Indianapolis 500, the 24 hours Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix, Hill was originally a mechanic for Team Lotus. Convincing Lotus he was the man for the job he made his racing debut at the age of 29. He was killed in a plane crash in 1975. Hill was also a helicopter pilot, a role he also played in the 1974 film adaptation of Alistair Maclean's Caravan to Vaccares.

Jackie Stewart
Three time World Champion Stewart, was also responsible for many improvements in motor racing safety at a time when drivers were frequently injured or even killed.

Jim Clark
By the time Jim Clark was killed, when his car crashed in a race at Hockenheim Germany, he had won 25 Grand Prixs, the Indy 500 in the United States and been world champion twice. He was only 32 years old when he died.

James Hunt
Despite earning a reputation as "Hunt the Shunt" in Formula 3 and 2, James Hunt cut his Formula 1 teeth driving for the privately funded Hesketh team before taking over from Emerson Fittipaldi at McClaren in 1976. Seven exciting and controversial wins that season clinched the title from Niki Lauda by one point.

Nigel Mansell
After finishing second in the World Championships when driving for Williams in 1986, 1987 and 1991, Nigel Mansell finally got his hands on the trophy in 1992 when he won nine races. Mansell went on to win the CART series in the United States.


Technical details:
The stamps are designed by True North using photography by James Callaghan. Size 41x30mm, the stamps are printed in lithography by Cartor Security Printing in sheets of 25/50. All images except Norvic FDCs are Copyright Royal Mail 2006/07, reproduced with kind permission.


Norvic Exclusive First Day Cover

Our exclusive limited edition FDC for this issue celebrates the 2007 British Grand Prix at Silverstone and is illustrated with a circuit map and the current Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren Mercedes. Available with postmarks M10568 or M10570 - price 8.95 each - (M10568 now sold out)

Norvic first day cover for 2007 Motor Racing Grand Prix stamp set.

In addition to the McLaren cover we also have some with a pre-war illustration of a car in British Racing Green leaving the pits. This cover is cancelled with Silverstone postmark M10568 and is also priced at 8.95

Norvic first day cover for 2007 Motor Racing Grand Prix stamp set.

All prices exclude postage & packing. To order, please visit our online shop.


Products issued

Royal Mail Grand Prix motor racing stamps presentation pack 3 July 2006.

Set of 6 mint 
Set of 6 on Royal Mail fdc
Set of 6 stamp cards
Presentation Pack  (See right --> )

Royal Mail FDC

Royal Mail Grand Prix motor racing stamps first day cover 3 July 2006.



Special Postmarks

Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown here. These are not to scale - L10580 should be the same size as M10569, for instance. These cannot be obtained after 3 July and must be ordered from us by 30 June.

postmark showing a union flag and laurel wreath. postmark showing crossed union flag and chequered flag. Silverstone first day of issue postmark . Postmark showing crossed flags. postmark showing a racing car.
Ref FD727
Philatelic Bureau Official Postmark
Ref FD728
Silverstone, Towcester, Official Postmark
Ref FD728NP
Silverstone Towcester, Official non-pictorial postmark
Ref L10560
Brooklands, Weybridge
Ref M10565
Let Yourself Innovate, Silverstone, Northampton
postmark  with text only, see below. postmark showing chequered flag. postmark showing car wheel. postmark showing racing car and chequered flag. postmark showing chequer pattern.
Ref M10566
100 Years of Grand Prix The Vintage Sports-Car Club GP100 Donnington Park, Derby
Ref L10559
Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, London N1
Ref L10558
Silverstone Close, Redhill, Surrey
Ref M10568
Silverstone, Towcester, Northants
Ref M10570
Grand Prix, Silverstone, Towcester
postmark with text only, see below. postmark showing chequered flag and champagne. postmark showing car wheel. postmark showing winner and laurel wreath. postmark showing car wheel.
Ref M10567
Probably the best remembered father & son in motor racing history, Silverstone, Towcester
Ref M10564
Nigel Mansell, the Grand Prix World Champion 1992, Silverstone, Northants
Ref M10569
Grand Prix Motor Racing, Silverstone, Towcester
Ref M10571
Grand Prix, Silverstone, Towcester
Ref M10572
Grand Prix Motor Racing, Castle Donnington, Derby
postmark showing chequered flags. postmark showing helmet and racing car. postmark showing racing car and crossed chequered flags. postmark showing logo of Subaru Impreza Drivers' Club. postmark with text as shown below.
Ref L10557
A rolling stone gathers no MOSS, Brands Hatch, Kent
Ref L10580
Grand Prix Motor Racing, Brooklands Road, Weybridge
Ref M10585
Mansell Close, Halesowen
Ref M10586
Subaru Impreza Drivers' Club Silverstone Towcester
Ref N10588 50th Anniv Stirling Moss British Grand Prix Triumph in a British Car, Aintree Liverpool


This page updated 22 November 2007

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