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Cestyll Cymru : Castles of Wales - Smilers Sheet - 1 March 2010

The fourth and maybethe last in the series of Smilers Sheets showing Castles will be issued on St David's Day in 2010.  The 1st class Wales flag definitive is from the Celebrating Wales miniature sheet, and the sheet has 2 panes of 10 castles, one with captions in English and one in Welsh.  

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Castles of Wales Smilers sheet of stamps.
Castles shown are:

Columns 1 & 3:
Caernarfon/Caernarvon, Carreg Cennen, Biwmares/Beaumaris, Cricieth, Harlech
Column 2 & 4
Cas-Gwent/Chepstow, Dinefwr, Dolbadarn, Dlowyddelan, Conwy.
Link to Wikipedia list of Castles in Wales.

Technical details:

The A4 (297 x 210mm) self-adhesive Smilers Sheet will be printed in litho by Cartor Security Printing - design details and credits awaited.
All images are Copyright 2010 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 postmarks are relevant to this sheet: these may not be to scale  (W11659 cannot be obtained after 1 March.)

Edinburgh permanent postmark. Non-pictorial Caernarfon postmark . Postmark showing Caernarvon Castle - Castel Caernarfon.
W 5097 Cardiff Castle Clock Tower
Permanent postmark
Non-pictorial Caernarfon postmark
Ref W11659 - Caernarfon

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This page created 19 February 2010

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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* &
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18 Halley's Comet Commemorative Sheet
15 House of Stuart
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8 British Grand Prix Commemorative Sheet
Olympics & Paralympics II
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10 London Eye Commemorative Sheet
19 Great British Railways I
19 Retail booklets: 12x2nd, 6x1st
15 Battle of Britain - Spitfire Generic Sheet & Retail booklet
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
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