Stamp sheets are fairly new on the collectables scene but their popularity is already huge. They're proving addictive to collectors of all ages and interests. Many sheets have also proved to have strong investment potential.
But most collectors love them because of their striking designs and their strong visual appeal. Traditional collectors treasure their sheets in an album but many collectors new to philately think they are just too beautiful to hide away and frame them for the wall.
Stamp sheets have other names too. Customised sheets, mint sheets, generic sheets and Smilers - they are all the same thing. These large, usually A4 sized sheets contain genuine postage stamps, attached to a pictorial label, much like a Cinderella stamp. If that is a new term for you, you can find the meaning in our jargon buster. They are officially printed by Royal Mail (so the quality is assured) but the designs are owned, created and sponsored by separate companies, or "sheet producers". Buckingham Covers is one of them.
There are 3 types of stamp sheets available;
These are sheets produced for a business or organisation, such as British Airways, Euro star, Air Singapore etc. This is often in partnership with a sheet producer such as Buckingham Covers, so the organisation benefits from leading designers creating the sheet.
These are either released by or on behalf of a charity to raise funds. Charity sheets have been created for ChildLine, RNLI etc. Usually, the sheet is designed and created by a sheet producer, such as Buckingham Covers, so the charity draws upon their expertise.
This is any sheet designed by a sheet producer such as Buckingham Covers, Bradbury, Benham etc.
Based in Folkestone, Kent, we design, manufacture and sell our exclusive covers and stamp sheets.
Our first customised stamp sheet was produced in January 2006. As one of the original companies producing these stunning collectables, Buckingham Sheets have grown from strength to strength. We have now produced over 80 mint sheets and have some amazing plans for the future.
We are passionate about our covers and stamp sheets. We go the extra mile and get the extra grey hairs to make every release have the wow-factor. Each sheet we produce is:
Below are a few of our Latest sheets, to browse the shop for more Stamp sheets click here