Following the reported success of the Love booklet issued in January 2007, and promoting the Smilers stamps service Royal Mail will issue another booklet aimed at senders of cards for St Valentines Day (14 February). This booklet contains 6 1st class stamps, of which 4 are standard definitives and 2 are the LOVE greetings stamp, with Smilers-type labels. The edge strip on the booklet is decorated with gold hearts.
Royal Mail do not regard this as a new issue, so there will not be
an official first day cover or First Day of Issue postmarks. However
although the Love stamps have normal perforations all round, they may
be different to those previously issued in Smilers Sheets. Royal
Mail have now said that the label-attached Love booklets will have
elliptical perforations like the 2006 booklet. The
image now shows the actual booklet - elliptical perforations,
interrupted where joined to the label at top, foot and centre.
(See original issued on 4 October 2005 for the original booklet stamps.)
Retail booklet containing 6 x 1st class stamps, 4 1st class definitives and 2 Love greetings stamp.
The self-adhesive booklets should be printed by Walsall Security Print in gravure.
All images except Norvic FDCs are Royal Mail Copyright 2007/8.
We have produced a small number of exclusive covers for this
booklet, with the advertisement and colour strip with postmark L10826 priced
We have also produced some covers with the Love stamp only -
priced at £3.95.
All prices exclude postage & packing.
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown below - these may not be to scale - These postmarks cannot be obtained after the date of issue.
| Ref L10826
| Ref S10830
Golders Green, Gretna
| Ref L10827
River Cherwell, Oxford
| Ref M10828
Love Lane, Birmingham
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This page updated 16 March 2008
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