Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Mail 2012 - 8

A lovely cover from GB with the complete set or should I say near complete set of Christmas stamps on the cover. Thanks Pete.

The GB Christmas stamps this year have been designed by Webb and Webb using new illustrations by Axel Scheffler - the artist who illustrated the children’s classic The Gruffalo. As usual the stamps are in standard and large letter definitive size and self adhesive.

There is also a conventionally-gummed miniature sheet containing all stamps, booklets of 12 x 1st and 12 x 2nd stamps, and a Smilers Generic sheet with - probably - 2nd, 1st, 68p & £1.10 stamps.

Since 2006 all Christmas stamps are standard definitive size except for the 1st and 2nd Class Large stamps,  where the 1st and 2nd Class images are repeated but with more detail revealed on the wider format stamps. The 1st and 2nd Class Large stamps are not on this cover but Pete's promised me the whole set along with the miniature sheet for my Christmas collection so really looking forward to that now.

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