2 November 2004 - Raymond Briggs's Father Christmas Smilers Limited edition Norvic FDC
Best-selling cartoonist and author Raymond Briggs created brand new illustrations of one of his most famous characters for this year's Christmas stamps. The Christmas 2004 'Smilers' self-adhesive sheet contains 10 x 1st class and 10 x 2nd class Christmas stamps with just 10 different labels. This is the first time stamps of two different values have been mixed in a Smilers sheet.
Our limited edition (10) first day cover has one 1st and one 2nd class stamp, postmarked St Nicholas, Cardiff. Some covers have pictorial sheet margin included. The cover shows footprints and sleigh tracks in snow.