Royal Mail Smilers stamps were introduced in 2000 at the StampWorld London Exhibition. Since then there have been a number of new stamps made available for personalisation, and they are now all definitive-size and self-adhesive. The Smilers App is available on iOS and Android mobile devices.This year there are 8 new designs, though with some echoes of earlier stamp designs or proposed designs. Unlike the last refreshment in 2010, these stamps are all 1st class inland rate.
a. Well Done – the ‘1st’ is representative of success and a
broad range of achievements.
b. Mum – celebrates multiple occasions such as Mum’s birthday,
Mother’s Day and ‘thank you Mum’
c. New Baby
e. Happy Birthday
f. Dad – celebrates multiple occasions such as Dad’s birthday,
Father’s Day and ‘thank you Dad’
g. Grandparent – celebrates multiple occasions such as
a grandparent’s birthday or a ‘thank you’.
h. Love – celebrates occasions such as Valentine’s Day,
anniversaries and weddings.
|Once again Royal Mail have issued a
number of new stamps which doesn't divide equally into 12 for the
retail booklet or 20 for the Generic Sheet.
The booklet of 12 contains 2 each of the Love, New Baby, Wedding and Birthday and one each of the other 4 stamps.
The sheet contains:
a. Well done x 2
b. Mum x 2
c. New Baby x 3
d. Wedding x 3
e. Happy Birthday x 3
f. Dad x 2
g. Grandparent x 2
h. Love x 3
The miniature sheet and generic sheet will be printed by International Security Printers in lithography. Dimensions: 124mm x 71mm, stamps are 20 x 24mm.
All stamp and postmark images are copyright 2015, Royal Mail.
Products available from Royal Mail
Miniature sheet - First Day Cover with MS
Retail booklet of 12 x 1st - Generic Sheet mint
Set of 11 Stamp Cards
Special 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 FD1502TH - Official Bureau postmark, 'Celebrate'||Ref FD1502PL
Greetwell, Lincoln, official first day of issue postmark
Greetwell, Lincoln, non-pictorial official first day of issue postmark
Child Okeford, Blandford Forum
Love Lane, Birmingham
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This page created 27 January 2015
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