Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Mixed Booklet: definitives and greetings - 15 January 2008

Following the reported success of the Love booklet issued in January 2007, and promoting the Smilers stamps service Royal Mail will issue another booklet aimed at senders of cards for St Valentines Day (14 February). This booklet contains 6 1st class stamps, of which 4 are standard definitives and 2 are the LOVE greetings stamp, with Smilers-type labels. The edge strip on the booklet is decorated with gold hearts.

Royal Mail do not regard this as a new issue, so there will not be an official first day cover or First Day of Issue postmarks. However although the Love stamps have normal perforations all round, they may be different to those previously issued in Smilers Sheets. Royal Mail have now said that the label-attached Love booklets will have elliptical perforations like the 2006 booklet. The image now shows the actual booklet - elliptical perforations, interrupted where joined to the label at top, foot and centre.
(See original issued on 4 October 2005 for the original booklet stamps.)

booklet of 6 self-adhesive 1st class stamps, 4 
definitive, 2 LOVE greetings.
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Retail booklet containing 6 x 1st class stamps, 4 1st class definitives and 2 Love greetings stamp.

Technical details:
The self-adhesive booklets should be printed by Walsall Security Print in gravure.
All images except Norvic FDCs are Royal Mail Copyright 2007/8.

Norvic Exclusive First Day Cover

We have produced a small number of exclusive covers for this booklet, with the advertisement and colour strip with postmark L10826 priced at 6.75.
Norvic Philatelic first day cover for Valentines stamp booklet 

We have also produced some covers with the Love stamp only - priced at 3.95.

All prices exclude postage & packing.

Special Postmarks
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown below - these may not be to scale - These postmarks cannot be obtained after the date of issue.

postmark illustrated with a rose. postmark illustrated with a couple and a heart. postmark illustrated with a gondola/punt. postmark illustrated with a girl and puppy.
Ref L10826
Lover, Salisbury
Ref S10830
Golders Green, Gretna
Ref L10827
River Cherwell, Oxford
Ref M10828
Love Lane, Birmingham

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This page updated 16 March 2008

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