In response to many suggestions, Royal Mail has extended the 'Smilers' range of stamps with 10 new designs. To introduce these to collectors they are being issued in a single miniature sheet and a generic sheet.Among the most popular occasions for sending greetings are birthdays so there are two new 1st class designs illustrating a birthday cake and a gift. And to extend the service to cover overseas greetings, Royal Mail have included two new airmail
Following research with philatelic business customers Royal Mail selected six new subjects to extend this service into the key thematic areas of rail transport, vehicle transport, air travel, sea travel, royalty and remembrance. These will not be available in the personalised service, and will only be available for the production of Business Customised Sheets, such as those produced for Stampex.
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The miniature sheet and generic sheet will be printed by Cartor Security Print in lithography. Dimensions: 123mm x 70mm, stamps are 20 x 24mm. Designs: Seal and Crown - Hat Trick; Transport - Andrew Davidson; Cake & Parcel - Annabel Wright; Europe and Worldwide - Lucy Davey.
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Miniature sheet - mint or vfu
Sheet on PO FDC with any available postmark
Generic Sheet mint
Set from Generic Sheet on PO FDCs
Set of 11 Stamp Cards
Postmarks available on the day of this issue will be
shown here others
will be added as they are announced.
These images may not be to scale.
|Ref FD103 - Official Bureau postmark, From Me to You
Happy Valley, Malvern, official first day of issue postmark
Happy Valley, Malvern, non-pictorial official first day of issue postmark
|Ref L11596 - London WC
|Ref L11597 - London SW1
|Ref L11598 - London W2
L11600 - Croydon
|Ref M11601 Crown Street Birmingham
|Ref M11602 - Derby
|Ref N11603 - Liverpool
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This page updated 12 January 2010
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7 Olympic Games retail book 1
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2 Girl Guide Centenary
25 350th ann of the Royal Society
25 Olympic Games retail book 2
1 Castles of Wales
11 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
23 House of Stewart
30 Machin & Country Definitives
30 Festival of Stamps retail advertising book
13 Endangered Mammals
6 Accession of George V*
8 The King's Stamps* &
London 2010 Souvenirs *
13 Britain Alone (1940)*
* London 2010 Festival of Stamps issues
18 Halley's Comet Commemorative Sheet
15 House of Stuart
15 Endangered Mammals Retail Booklet
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27 Olympics & Paralympics II
& Olympic Games retail book 3
10 London Eye Commemorative Sheet
19 Great British Railways I
19 Retail booklets: 12x2nd, 6x1st
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16 Medical Breakthroughs
17 Faststamps: Bird pictorials
12 Children's Books
12 Olympic Games retail book 4
26 Special Delivery Machins
28 Remembrance: the National Arboretum
2 Christmas - Wallace & Gromit
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