GB - Commemorative Sheets

GB - Commemorative Sheets

Commemorative Stamp Sheets were introduced by Royal Mail in 2008 and are in all respects similar in format and design to Business Customised Stamp sheets but are produced directly by Royal Mail to commemorate or mark anniversaries of national importance which didn’t quite make it into the annual stamp programme.

These stamps sheets are sold at a premium over face and they could have been called Smilers Presentation Packs since they are accompanied by a printed card stiffener containing many more facts about the event being commemorated and the sheet and its informative stiffener are encapsulated in a protective clear sleeve.  The first sheet to be issued by Royal Mail was issued in April 2008 and commemorated the centenary of the formation of the Territorial Army in 1908.