Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks

Year of the Dragon - Smilers Sheet - 20 January 2012

Almost certainly the first in a 12-year series, Royal Mail will mark the Lunar New Year of the Dragon with a generic Smilers Sheet, using the Fireworks greetings stamp.

The labels depict:

Column 1: street scenes in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Sheffield
Column 4: street scenes in Manchester, Belfast, Liverpool, Newcastle, Cambridge

Columns 2 & 3, dragons symbolising Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.

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Year of the Dragon Smilers sheet of stamps.

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Technical details:

The A4 (297 x 210mm) self-adhesive Smilers Sheet will be self-adhesive, printed in lithoraphy by Cartor Security Printing - design details and credits awaited.
All images are Copyright 2011/2 by Royal Mail.

This is not regarded by Royal Mail as a new issue, so there are no official First Day postmarks available.  At the time of writing, no sheet-specific sponsored postmarks have been announced.

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This page updated 24 January 2012

2012 stamp issues
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5 Olympic & Paralympic Definitives
10 Roald Dahl (author)
20 Year of the Dragon Smilers
2 House of Windsor & Saxe-Coburg
6 Diamond Jubilee MS & definitive
23 Britons of Distinction
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Sheep
8 Classic Locomotives of Scotland MS
20 World of Comics
10 A-Z of the United Kingdom part 2, M-Z
10 RMS Titanic Commemorative Sheet
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Pigs
25 Machin & Country Defins
25 Diamond Jubilee Defins 2
1 James Bond Commem sheet
15 Design Classics, Great British Fashion
24 Union Flag Pictorial Faststamp
31 HM The Queen Diamond Jubilee
18 Exhibition Generic Sheet
19 Charles Dickens
27 Olympic Games Generic Smiler
27 Scotland 1st & 2nd reprint
27 Welcome to the London 2012 Olympic Games
From 27 Olympic Gold Medals
27 Retail booklet
29 Welcome to the London 2012 Paralympic Games
27 Memories of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
28 Pictorial Faststamps - Cattle
Retail booklet
Commemorative Sheet
 -- World of Dinosaurs ->2013
16 Space Science
8 Christmas


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