Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps

Smilers for Kids II - 30 April 2009

The second set of Smilers for Kids packs will be issued on 30 April, consisting of a sheet of 10 stamps and corresponding round labels, sold in a pack with other material designed to appeal to youngsters or their parents or grandparents.

These four packs continue from the 2008 set and show more popular children's characters: Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher, Wild Cherry from Flower Fairies books by Cicely Mary Barker, Little Miss Sunshine, and Big Ears. The Jeremy Fisher sheet consists of 'Hello' stamps with seven different images of Jeremy Fisher on adjoining labels (three of which are repeated). The Flower Fairies sheet consists of 'Flower' (Gazania) stamps with two images of Wild Cherry on the labels. The Little Miss and Noddy (Big Ears) sheets utilise 'Balloons' stamps, having 10 and 4 different labels respectively.

As was the case last year, collectors sheets of 20 will also be issued. Whilst the backgrounds are different to the sheets of 10, the label format is duplicated, thus the Big Ears sheet has 4 different labels.

Smilers for Kids packs 2009.

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Smilers for Kids 2009 sheets of 20 stamps.

The Royal Mail Stamps for Kids packs will be sold for 7.95 each. Because they are sold at a premium over face value we predict that they will not be listed in most stamp catalogues.

Technical details:

The stamp sheets are printed - as are other Smilers sheets - in litho by Cartor Security Printing. The sheets of 10 are A5 size, 149 x 210mm; the sheet of 20 are A4 size, 210 x 297mm.
Pack details: All packs have been designed by Magpie Studios, with the backing and title sheet printed by St Ives plc.

Character copyrights:
Noddy by Enid Blyton, copyright 2008 Chorion Rights Ltd.
Beatrix Potter TM Copyright Frederick Warne & Co 2008; Frederick Warne & Co is the owner of all copyrights and trademarks in the Beatrix Potter characters and illustrations. Licensed by Copyrights Group.
Flower Fairies Copyright 2008 The Estate of Cicely Mary Barker, licensed by Copyrights Group.
Mr Men and Little Miss by Roger Hargreaves, Copyright 2008 THOIP.
All images Copyright Royal Mail Group Ltd 2009. Webpage and site Copyright Norvic Philatelics 2009

Special Postmarks

Postmark showing fairy reading a book. Postmark showing a frog, with a fishing rod.
Ref L11345
Smilers for Kids
Smilers for Kids,
London W8

First Day Covers

We will not be preparing any first day covers for these, not even on plain envelopes.

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This page updated 3 May 2009

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