This Commemorative Sheet to mark the Centenary of the Territorial Army represents a new type of Royal Mail product.
Royal Mail have said that these will be used "... to mark anniversaries that never quite made it into the stamp programme." They are A4 in size (210 x 297mm) similar to the Smilers Sheets sold at Stampex, and those commissioned by businesses. Whilst these were originally intended to be used by businesses they are now mainly produced for sale to sports fans, film fans, and collectors of general memorabilia. Being specially commissioned, 'Business Smilers' always have an intitial selling price well over face value, and often (but not always) command a considerable premium on resale.
The Royal Mail Commemorative Sheets consist of 10 x 1st class stamps, with commemorative labels and a commemorative border, and will be printed in an edition of 10,000. We understand that they will not be available from post office branches, only from the Philatelic Bureau (incurring the appropriate handling charge!) The sheets will be supplied in a folder card printed with information about the subject.
postmarks will be in use on the day that the sheet is issued:
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This sheet is no longer available
This page updated 5 December 2010
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