Smilers Special Offers ...
... Wembley Stadium Error Sheet
We have managed to acquire a very few of the rare Wembley
Stadium Error sheets and are pleased to be able to offer these at a very
special price to Smilers Collectors, but don't wait too long, at this price they
will not be around for very long!
Behind every philatelic error there is a philatelic story
waiting to get out and this error sheet is no exception. Here
is the story as we have been told it from a first-hand source close to the event.
As far as we know, this is probably the first time the full story has been told
and we have no reason to doubt our source!
offer is the "withdrawn" Wembley Stadium Smilers Error sheet which, as you may be
aware, contains an error in the bottom label of the second column EMILE
instead of EMIL. The error was spotted by Royal Mail before the official
release date and Royal Mail duly arranged a re-print of the sheet with the correct
spelling. Unfortunately the error was only spotted "at the last minute"
by which time the error sheets had already been distributed to Royal Mail key
account holders with Smilers standing orders. Royal Mail issued a recall
notice to all key account holders to return the error
sheets and they were subsequently supplied with the re-printed sheets. That is all key
holders except NEW YORK who, for some reason did not receive the
We understand New York were supplied with c.
400 sheets and these were spotted by a local dealer who purchasedc. 40 sheets before
the Royal Mail recall notice arrived. He in turn sold these on eBay and to dealers
in the UK. A quantity are believed to have been distributed to
Smilers collectors in the USA with standing orders and who to this day are probably completely unaware of the error
sheet in their collection. The remainder were returned to Royal Mail for destruction.
We are able to offer this sheet at the special
(excluding post and packing)
Payment may be made by Credit Card or PayPal Account