Norvic Philatelics new stamps and special postmarks

Greetings Stamps - Cartoons - 29 July 2003

Sheet of 20 plus labels
sheet of 20 stamps with attached labels and decorative borders - 2 sets of 10 stamps and crossword puzzles on the labels with the clues in the lower sheet margin. These colourful and amusing 1st class stamps were were first issued in 1996 in booklets of 10, and were made available for personalisation - aimed at the business market - in December 2001. Personalised 'Smilers' sheets are now usually in sheets of 20, and this souvenir sheet with illustrated labels has been produced. The sheet is A4 in size and contains two sets of stamps. The sheet is sold at a premium over face value.

Technical details:
Sheets - printed by House of Questa as are all Personalised sheets.
This is the first time these stamps have been printed by Questa as the booklets were printed by Walsall Security Print.

All images are taken from Royal Mail's Philatelic Bulletin and Postmark Bulletin, and are Copyright 2003 by Royal Mail.

Norvic Exclusive First Day Covers

We will produce limited edition first day covers for this issue, with 5 stamps and labels on each. The covers will be sold only in pairs at a price of 9.95 for the pair.

Also available:
Mint sheet - 7.95; Set of 10 stamps + labels - 4.25

There are NO Royal Mail FDCs for these stamps.


Only one postmark was produced for this sheet
Ref L8620
Crosswords on Stamps, London SW1

This page updated 29 July 2003 [7.2.05]

2003 stamp issues
14 January Birds of Prey 21 January Flowers Greetings Stamps Smilers Sheet 4 February Occasions/Greetings stamps and Smilers sheet 25 February Medical Science - DNA & Genome 4 March Hello SA booklet & Wales 1st reprint
25 March Fun Fruit & Vegetables 27 March New definitives, SA airmail booklets of 40gr stamps 29 April Extreme Endeavours 6 May 34p definitives 20 May Wilding II miniature sheet
28 May Wales 2nd class, 1st class gold reprints 2 June - 50th Anniversary of the Coronation 17 June Prince William of Wales 1 July High Value Definitive reprints 15 July British Journey - Scotland
29 July - Cartoons Smilers Sheet 12 August Pub Signs - Europa 18 September Transports of Delight - toys 30 September Christmas Robin Smilers Sheet 7 October 250th Anniv. of British Museum
13 October Reprints of Country Stamps 4 November - Christmas: Ice Sculptures 18 December England World Cup - Rugby Winners