Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Flowers retail stamp booklet - 50th Anniversary of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies - 21 May 2009

Royal Mail will issue a new retail book in early summer containing two flower stamps originally issued in the 1997 Greetings Booklet, and 4 x 1st class gold Machin defnitives.  All stamps in the retail book will be self-adhesive, the definitives will have security slits and all will be on paper which is not designed to be soaked from paper.   The image below now shows the actual booklet.  Distribution of Cylinder booklets in supplies is quite impossible to predict.  Our first pack of 50 had no cylinders; others report finding 950 cylinders in a box of 1000 booklets.

In response to several emails we can confirm that the official date of issue is 21 May, but distribution from Royal Mail's Tallents House Philatelic Bureau will be later and some have been told that the booklets will be issued on 16th June.

booklet of 6 x 1st class self-adhesive stamps including two flowers stamps - image awaited.
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Royal Mail will not regard this as a new issue, so there will not be an official first day cover or First Day of Issue postmarks.

Technical details:
The booklets are printed by Walsall Security Print in gravure, and the stamps are self-adhesive.
All images are Royal Mail Copyright 2009.

First Day Cover

We will produce a small number of covers for this booklet

Special Postmarks
Special postmarks available for the day of issue are shown here.  These may not be to scale .

postmark illustrated with a tulip flower.
postmark illustrated with an iris flower.
postmark illustrated with an iris flower.
Ref L11366
50th Ann Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, Halstead, Sevenoaks
Ref L11367
50th Ann Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, London EC2
Ref M11370
Flowers Retail Book, Kew Gardens Birmingham

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This page updated 3 June 2009

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