Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Wales Smilers Sheet - 1 March 2007

Royal Mail are extending the Smilers service by making the national Country 1st class stamps available for personalisation. As usual, generic sheets are also being issued.

They begin with the Wales stamp, to be issued on 1 March, St David's Day, with a large red dragon in the background, and two sets of 10 pictorial labels showing Welsh scenes. Click on the sheet for a larger image.

Great Britain greetings Smilers sheet, designed for personalisation in Smilers sheets 17 October 2006.

The labels show the following scenes, with the labels on the left half of the sheet captioned in Welsh, and those on the right half captioned in Engish:

a. Pont Grog y Borth
b. Pen Pyrod o Dwyndir Rhosili
c. Abaty Tyndryn
d. Cofeb Ryfel i'r Morwyr Masnachol
e. Sgwd ym Mannau Brycheiniog
f. Castell Caerffili
g. Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru
h. Ali Bont Hafren
i. Cader Idris, Eryri
j. Castell Caernarfon
a. Menai Suspension Bridge
b. Worms Head, Rhossili
c. Tinten Abbey
d. Merchant Seafarer's War Memorial
e. Waterfall in the Brecon Beacons
f. Caerphilly Castle
g. Wales Millennium Centre
h. Second Severn Crossing Bridge
i. Cader Idris, Snowdonia
j. Caernarfon Castle


Technical details:

Designed by Tutssels Enterprise IG, the A4 (297 x 210mm) self-adhesive Smilers Sheet is printed in litho by Cartor Security Printing.
All images except Norvic FDCs are Copyright 2006/07 by Royal Mail.


Norvic Exclusive First Day Covers

Cover 1 will be in sets of 4 price 18.50 to accommodate all 20 stamps, and labels in both languages.
Norvic FDC for Glorious Wales Smilers stamp sheet issued 1 March 2007

Cover 2 will be in pairs price 9.50 and will be available with either Welsh or English captioned labels.
Norvic FDC for Glorious Wales Smilers stamp sheet issued 1 March 2007.

We have also used Royal Mail's Country Stamps FDC to service single stamps (and labels) as this is a new stamp, even though not regarded as such by Royal Mail. 


This is not regarded by Royal Mail as a new issue, so no official First Day postmarks and no new Royal Mail FDC will be available.

If you have any questions on these stamps please email us.
NB: all emails will be acknowledged in 1-2 days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement please email us from a different address (eg hotmail, gmail).


Special Postmarks
Postmarks available for the day of issue are shown below - these may not be to scale. Postmarks dated 1.3.07 cannot be obtained after that date

NB:The postmarks shown here may also be used on the World of Invention stamps, and vice versa.
postmark showing smiley face.
postmark showing the Welsh Coastal Path.
postmark showing Caerphilly Castle.
postmark showing text as below.
Ref N10409
Generic Smilers Sheet, Giggleswick, Settle
Ref W10433
Llanberis, Caernarfon - Glorious Wales
Ref W10434
Caerphilly - Glorious Wales
Ref W10435
Horse Drawn Locomotive The Mumbles Railway, Swansea
Permanent postmark showing Cardiff Castle Clock Tower.
Ref W5097
Royal Mail Cardiff permanent postmark showing Cardiff Castle Clock Tower
Ref W4191
Caernarfon SHC operational postmark
Ref W5107
Cardiff SHC operational postmark
Ref W6038
Cardiff double-circle operational postmark


This page updated 23 May 2007

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22 Abolition of the Slave Trade
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15
Beside the Seaside
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Endangered Species - birds
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6
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8 Lest We Forget
30 Glorious Scotland Smilers

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