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Castles of Northern Ireland - Smilers Sheet - 17 March 2009

The first in what we assume will be a new five-sheet series of Smilers Sheets is a surprise addition to an already very busy March 2009 programme.  Using the 1st class Northern Ireland definitive the sheet shows 2 panes of 10 castles of Northern Ireland.  

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Northern Ireland Castles Smilers sheet of stamps.
Castles shown are:
column 1: Monea Castle(F), Belfast Castle(An), Carrickfergus Castle(An), Dunluce Castle(An), Enniskillen Castle(F);
column 2: Dungiven Castle(L), Killyleagh Castle(D), Narrow Water Castle(D), Killymoon Castle(T), Gosford Castle(Ar).
Key: An = Co. Antrim, Ar = Co. Armagh, D = Co. Down, F = Co. Fermanagh, L = Co. Londonderry, T = Co Tyrone.
Link to Wikipedia list of Castles in Northern Ireland.

Technical details:

The A4 (297 x 210mm) self-adhesive Smilers Sheet is printed in litho by Cartor Security Printing - design details and credits awaited.
All images are Copyright 2009 by Royal Mail.

This is not regarded by Royal Mail as a new issue, so there are no official First Day postmarks available.

Special Postmarks
These permanent postmarks are relevant to this sheet:

Belfast permanent postmark. Belfast operational postmark. Belfast operational-style postmark. Carrickfergus operational-style postmark.
Ref S4641
Belfast Permanent postmark
Belfast operational
Belfast operational-
style postmark
Carrickfergus operational-
style postmark

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