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Castles of Scotland - Smilers Sheet - 30 November 2009

The third in what we assume will be a new five-sheet series of Smilers Sheets will be issued on St Andrew's Day in 2009.  We expect this to use the 1st class Scotland  flag definitive from the Celebrating Scotland miniature sheet, and to show 2 panes of 10 castles.  

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Northern Ireland Castles Smilers sheet of stamps.
Castles shown are:

Column 1 & 3
Edinburgh; Culzean, South Ayrshire; Stirling, Stirlingshire; Eilean Donan, Highland; Blair, Perthshire;
Column 2 & 4
Balmoral, Aberdeenshire; Castle Stalker, Argyll & Bute; Caerlaverock, Dumfries & Galloway; Kilchurn, Argyll & Bute; Cawdor, Highland.
Link to Wikipedia list of Castles in Scotland.

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 2009 by Royal Mail.

Products available:
Mint sheet - price 9.50
Mint single - price 0.55

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  Postmarks cannot be obtained after 30 November.

Edinburgh permanent postmark. Special postmark showing Edinburgh castle.
Ref S4653
Edinburgh Permanent postmark
Castles of Scotland - Edinburgh

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This page updated 1 December 2009

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