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related information, news snippets and anything else we think you might be interested
in relating to Smilers and associated label sheets issued by Royal Mail and
others! Full details of all new issues will appear under the New
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News - 2024
Spice Up Your Life!
Royal Mail are celebrating the biggest girl group of all time – the
Spice Girls – on their 30th anniversary of their formation in 1994.
Music Giants IX is the first stamp issue for 2024 due out on 11th January.
The stamp issue comprises 10 x 1st class stamps, a mini sheet, comprising
a further 5 x 1st class stamp designs and a plethora of other collectibles
too large for me to do them justice in this column. Of specific interest
are two new collector sheets, the first includes all 10 x 1st class stamps from
the Music Giants IX issue, set against a colourful background and attached
to themed labels with further images of this successful girl band. The
second includes two sets of the 5 x 1st class stamps featured in the mini
sheet we are calling it the "the pink sheet"!!
As has been the practice of Royal Mail in similar media
based issues, the first of the two collector sheets is printed in Litho on self adhesive and thus the only
source of the self adhesive format stamps. The second sheet features
self adhesive stamps printed in Litho similar to those featured on the
mini sheet. The sheet stamps are issued in se-tenant
strips of 5 and on gummed paper. The above collector sheets are
now available to
order through our eBay store, if interested please click on the images
above to order. (06/01)
Royal Mail Stamp Programme 2024
Royal Mail have announced details of their proposed 2024 stamp issue
programme as follows.
Date of Issue
|Music Giants IX: Spice Girls
|Centenary of Commemorative Stamps
|Red Arrows 60th Anniversary
|Dungeons & Dragons
|Tower of London
|Music Giants X -The Who
The issues highlighted in red are those with potential interest for
Smilers Sheet Collectors. No
further details exist so we shall all have to wait and see what 2024
2023 News Archive
I have now archived the 2023 Smilers News and
you may now download this in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format by clicking on the
above link. Keep Smiling in 2023!
I have also updated details of all generic, collector, themed and
business customised stamp sheets issued during 2023 and hopefully have not
made too many mistakes! You can find these updated listed under the New
Issues menu item at top left. (04/01)
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