Royal Mail complete the 'Glorious' series of Smilers sheets with this one for the United Kingdom, incorporating 5 stamps from each of the nations, and pictorial labels showing scenes in Wales, Northern Ireland, England, & Scotland. The stamps and labels are set against a background of the Union Flag.
The labels will depict man-made landmarks around the country,
including ancient and modern buildings, and statues.
The labels show the following locations, with the labels attached to the Welsh stamps captioned in English and Welsh:
a. Cynulliad Cymru/Welsh Assembly
b. Castell Harlech/Harlech Castle
c. (statue of miner at) Tonypandy
d. Capel Sant Gofan/St Govan's Chapel
e. Helvetia, Rhosili/Helvetia, Rhossili
Beaghmore Stone Circles
Belfast Customs House
Lough Erne White Island Figures
Tower of London
Turf Fen Mill
Royal Liver Building
Scottish Exhibition Centre
Declaration of Arbroath
Dugald Stewart Monument
Italian Chapel, Orkney
Designed by Neon designe agency, London, the A4 (297 x 210mm)
self-adhesive Smilers Sheet is printed in litho by Cartor Security
All images except Norvic FDCs are Copyright 2008 by Royal Mail.
This will not be regarded as a new issue by Royal Mail so there will
be no official first day cover.
We have produced a set of 4 FDCs price £18.50 to accommodate all 20 stamps.
The postmarks used are W11141 Cardiff, S11136 Belfast, L11117 London, and S11137 Edinburgh.
First day of issue postmarks are shown here - these may not be to scale. Due to the late publication of these postmarks Royal Mail will allow extra time for collectors to submit covers for postmarking.
| Ref S4641
Belfast Permanent postmark
| Ref W5097
Cardiff permanent postmark.
| Ref S4653
Edinburgh permanent postmark.
| Ref M11130
Union Street, Birmingham
| Ref L11112
25 Years of the £1 coin and 50 years of Country Definitives London SW1
| Ref L11102
London - Union flag
| Ref S11137
Edinburgh - thistle.
| Ref S11136
Belfast - Red Hand badge.
| Ref W11141
Cardiff - dragon.
| Ref S11138
Edinburgh - contains the names of all 6 terriroties issuing stamps in 1958.
| Ref N11133
Britannia, Bacup, Lancashire
| Ref L11118
London SW - Union flag
| Ref L11117
London - Lion
| Ref L11114
Country Definitives 1958-2008 Windsor.
| Ref L11115
Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn
| Ref L11116
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk
| Ref L11113
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk
| Ref F11143
| Ref L4643 - Brighton permanent handstamp
|Ref S4656 - Glasgow permanent handstamp. Scotland #1||Ref L4665 - London EC3 (Tower of London) England #1.||Ref N4663 - Liverpool (Liver Building) England #4||Ref L4670 - Norwich permanent handstamp. England #3||
| Ref W5107
Cardiff SHC operational postmark
| Ref W6038
Cardiff double-circle operational postmark
| Ref S4187
Belfast SHC operational postmark
| Ref S4186
Glasgow SHC operational postmark
|Ref S6039 - Belfast operational cds postmark||Ref S6040 - Edinburgh operational cds postmark||Ref S6041 - Glasgow 2 operational cds postmark|
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This page updated 5 October 2008
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