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Castles of England - Smilers Sheet - 23 April 2009

The second in what we assume will be a new five-sheet series of Smilers Sheets following the Northern Ireland sheet, will be issued on St George's Day 23 April and will show Castles of England.  Using the 1st class St George's flag stamp from the Celebrating England miniature sheet the sheet shows 2 panes of 10 English castles.  

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England Castles Smilers sheet of stamps - official image awaited.
Castles shown are:
column 1: Warwick, Orford (Suffolk), Bolsover (Derbyshire), Dover (Kent), and Framlingham (Suffolk).
column 2: Carlisle (Cumbria), Windsor (Berkshire), Bamburgh (Northumberland), Kenilworth (Warwickshire), and Bodiam (Sussex).
 Link to Wikipedia list of Castles in England.

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.

Products available:
Mint sheet

Special Postmarks
These postmarks are relevant to this sheet: these may not be to scale. This is not regarded by Royal Mail as a new issue, so there are no official First Day postmarks available.

Special postmark showing Windsor Castle. Postmark showing St George and Dragon. Postmark showing Windsor postmark. Postmark showing Norwich Castle.
Ref L11332
Castles of England, Windsor
Ref L11331  St. George's Way, London SE15 Ref L4680
Windsor permanent postmark
Ref L4670
Norwich castle permanent postmark


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