Boots Labels

The background design brief to this idea was that Boots wanted to be able to promote sales and increase revenue from its own-brand greeting cards and to offer postage at the same time as the card was purchased. These were both to be made available in an attractive and innovative package instead of selling them separately, as had been the case until then. Internal trials of cards with stamps inserted, pre-paid stamped envelopes – an idea later to be used by Marks and Spencer for a short time – and stamps in glassine bags attached to cards were each considered and subsequently rejected at meetings with Royal Mail.

'Boots Labels' went through reprints before later appearing without its branding on them, the text and brand was instead printed on the cellophane wrapping in the area where the label was placed. The sheets exist from different printings and printers, they also have differences in fluorescence, roulettes and elliptical perforations.

The complete listing (as known to the author) will be available on the site at a future date (when I get time to compile it in HTML format!). However if anyone would like a copy of the listing I have in EXCEL format - just drop me a line.



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1994 GB - D231a - Boots Label - Branded Yellow Fluor FDC Benham 1

1994 GB - D231a - Boots Label - Branded Yellow Fluor FDC Benham

SG1671m - Boots Label - Original Branded - on an Unaddressed Benham First Day Cover (FDC). Nottingham Postmark Issued : 17.08.1994 Benham, Reference No: D231 Label is two x 4.5mm yellow fluor bands...
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1994 GB - D231b - Boots Label - Branded Yellow Fluor FDC Benham 1

1994 GB - D231b - Boots Label - Branded Yellow Fluor FDC Benham

SG1671m - Boots Label - Original Branded - on an Unaddressed Benham First Day Cover (FDC). Greeting Cards, Nottingham Postmark Issued : 17.08.1994 Benham, Reference No: D231 Label is two x 4.5mm...
£9.99

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1994 GB - DMS2 (MFQ1) Boots Label - Branded Original YF MNH 4

1994 GB - DMS2 (MFQ1) Boots Label - Branded Original YF MNH

SG Concise: 1671m. SG Spec: UQB9 Boots Label - Branded - containing 1 x 1st Class Flame Machin Stamp - The original. Two Band (AY) Yellow Phosphor. OFNP(C)/PVAl - Cream Gum. e(R) perforation Deegam...
£1.25

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1994 GB - DMS2A (MFQ2) Boots Label - Branded Reprint YF MNH 6

1994 GB - DMS2A (MFQ2) Boots Label - Branded Reprint YF MNH

SG Concise: 1671ma. SG Spec: UQB9a Boots Label - Branded - containing 1 x 1st Class Flame Machin Stamp - Second Printing, slightly smaller in height. Two Band (AY) Yellow Phosphor. OFNP(C)/PVAl -...
£1.50

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1995 GB ********* Start of Boots Label Overprints ********* 0

1995 GB ********* Start of Boots Label Overprints *********

BL Boots Label Overprints from varying Stamp Festivals (predominantly). Listing starts here. First One was issued in 1995.


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1995 GB - Boots Label - London "Collect Stamps" (1d Black) MNH 1

1995 GB - Boots Label - London "Collect Stamps" (1d Black) MNH

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - Rushstamps - Collect British Stamps. "Black Overprint" with Rushstamps Logo 2B Blue Phosphor. Issued 1995.
£7.99

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1995 GB - Boots Label - London "Collect Stamps" (1d Black) FU 1

1995 GB - Boots Label - London "Collect Stamps" (1d Black) FU

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - Rushstamps - Collect British Stamps. "Black Overprint" with Rushstamps Logo 2B Blue Phosphor. Issued 1995. Fine...
£3.99

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1995 GB - D244 - Boots Label - Unbranded Blue Fluor FDC Benham 1

1995 GB - D244 - Boots Label - Unbranded Blue Fluor FDC Benham

SG1671ma - Boots Label - Unbranded - on an Unaddressed Benham First Day Cover (FDC). Issued : 11.09.1995 Benha, Reference No: D244 Label is two x 4.5mm blue fluor bands on a miniature sheet Limited...
£7.99

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1996 GB - Boots Label - Bangkok '96 Stamp Exhibition MNH 1

1996 GB - Boots Label - Bangkok '96 Stamp Exhibition MNH

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the Stamp Exhibition in Bangkok between 14th-20th February 1996. 2B Blue Phosphor. Issued 2nd Nov...
£7.99

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1996 GB - Boots Label - International Stamp Exhibition (NEC) FU 1

1996 GB - Boots Label - International Stamp Exhibition (NEC) FU

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing Fine (CDS - Postally) Used 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the International Stamp Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham 22nd-24th...
£7.99

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1997 GB - Boots Label - Bangkok '97 Thai-China Stamp Exhib MNH 1

1997 GB - Boots Label - Bangkok '97 Thai-China Stamp Exhib MNH

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the Thai-China Exhibition of Stamps in Bangkok between 5th and 14th December 1997. 2B Blue...
£8.99

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1997 GB - Boots Label - Hong Kong '97 Stamp Exhibition MNH 2

1997 GB - Boots Label - Hong Kong '97 Stamp Exhibition MNH

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the Hong Kong Stamp Exhibition in Hong Kong between 12-16th February 1997. 2B Blue Phosphor. Issued...
£7.99

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1997 GB - Boots Label - Moscow '97 Stamp Exhibition MNH 2

1997 GB - Boots Label - Moscow '97 Stamp Exhibition MNH

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the World Philatelic Exhibition of Stamps in Moscow, Russia between 17th and 26th October 1997. 2B...
£8.99

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1998 GB - Boots Label - ILSAPEX '98 Stamp Expo MNH 1

1998 GB - Boots Label - ILSAPEX '98 Stamp Expo MNH

BL Boots Label - UnBranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the International Philatelic Exhibition of Stamps in Johannesburg, South Africa between 20th and...
£11.99

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1998 GB - Boots Label - Israel '98 Stamp Expo MNH 1

1998 GB - Boots Label - Israel '98 Stamp Expo MNH

BL Boots Label - Branded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the World Philatelic Exhibition of Stamps in Tel Aviv between 13th and 21st May 1998. 2B Blue...
£14.99

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1998 GB - Boots Label - Rushstamps 40th Anniversary MNH 2

1998 GB - Boots Label - Rushstamps 40th Anniversary MNH

BL Boots Label - Unbranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To Celebrate Rushstamps 40th Anniversary 1958 - 1998. 2B Blue Phosphor. Issued 1998.
£9.99

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1998 GB - Boots Label - Singpex '98 Stamp Expo MNH 8

1998 GB - Boots Label - Singpex '98 Stamp Expo MNH

BL Boots Label - UnBranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the World Philatelic Exhibition of Stamps in Singapore between 23rd and 26th July 1998. 2B Blue...
£6.99

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1999 GB - Boots Label - IBRA '99 Stamp Expo MNH 3

1999 GB - Boots Label - IBRA '99 Stamp Expo MNH

BL Boots Label - Branded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the International Philatelic Exhibition of Stamps in Nuremburg Germany between 27th April and 4th May...
£7.99

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2000 GB - Boots Label - Indonesia '00 World Exhibition MNH 3

2000 GB - Boots Label - Indonesia '00 World Exhibition MNH

BL Boots Label - Branded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the Philatelic Exhibition in Jakarta, Indonesia between 15-21st August 2000. 2B Yellow Phosphor....
£7.99

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2000 GB - Boots Label - Heysel Phil Euro 2000 Stamp Fair MNH 1

2000 GB - Boots Label - Heysel Phil Euro 2000 Stamp Fair MNH

BL Boots Label - UnBranded - containing 1st Class Machin Stamp - Publicity Overprint - To celebrate the Philatelic Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium between 5-7th May 2000. 2B Blue Phosphor. Issued...
£7.99

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