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From the English Primrose Confectionery Co. Ltd. in 1970, this set of "stamps", printed on paper without gum on the back, is based extremely loosely on the Original Series. They were inserted one per box of sweet cigarettes. There is some hilarious text on the back of the stamps, including stamp #11 which is a paraphrase of the opening monologue and which peculiarly unsplits the famous split infinitive. Each stamp also has "Issued A.D. 2307", a futuristic date, printed on the back which is some 60 years before the Origibnal Series was set, so not quite futuristic enough!
These stamps have almost certainly been bootlegged over the many years that have passed since it was originally relased and I'm not sure if my set is genuine but they are nice too have. Some of the bootlegs are reportedly printed around 10% smaller than the original version although I have no evidence to support this. There are also versions with zig-zag borders instead of the much more commonly found straight line borders.
Manufacturer Date of release Production run Packs per box Card per pack Card size
Primrose Confectionery 1970 ?? N/A 1 2.5" x 1.3"
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Base Set
1 Primrose 01
"The Enterprise Incident" was created when the star ship Enterprise fired on and totally destroyed another vessel in the Romluan neutral zone, only later was it proved that the apparently innocent vessel was a warhead robot of an alien people. 2 Primrose 02
In the planet Platonius the crew of the star ship Enterprise met "Plato's step children" and had one of the most harrowing experiences of their voyage. 3 Primrose 03
Dr. McCoy cast adrift in deep space due to an accident in orbit around the planet Deneva almost drifted for ever when he became involved in "Operation annihilate".
Primrose 01 Primrose 02 Primrose 03
4 Primrose 04
The derelict space ship that was the "man trap" that the star ship Enterprise encountered in orbit around planet M-113. A trap that almost cost Captain Kirk his life. 5 Primrose 05
Mr. spock of the planet Vulcan, with an Earth mother and a Vulcan father, whose mind funcntions like a computer, without emotion and to whom much credit must go for the success of the first expedition. 6 Primrose 06
Attacked in deep space by te space fleets of an alien people the star ship Enterprise fought for her life in orbit around Eminiar 7 recorded at space HQ as "taste of armageddon".
Primrose 04 Primrose 05 Primrose 06
7 Primrose 07
Dr. McCoy, space doctor and third officer of the space ship Enterprise, personal friend of Captain Kirk star ship Captain 8 Primrose 08
Captain Kirk, lonely in coommand, Captain of the star ship Enterprise who brought it and its crew through unutold dangers to a successful return after 5 years in deep space. 9 Primrose 09
This series of 12 space stamps in the intergalactic currency 'interplanetary space tokens' I.S.T.'s, has been issued to commemorate the tri-centenary of the first mission of the starship Enterprise.
Primrose 07 Primrose 08 Primrose 09
10 Primrose 10
"The doomsday machine" set adrift in space by an alien civilisation eons ago that was built to destroy that shattered planets in its path, was eventually destroyed by the star ship Enterprise. 11 Primrose 11
This is the Enterprise, a ship of the star fleet. Its 5 year mission in space: to prise the far reaches of the galaxy, to search the unknown and unlock its mysteries, to go boldly where no man has ever gone before. 12 Primrose 12
The meteor storms that rocked the star ship Enterprise on its way to Omicron Ceti III were so severe that she was out of commission for 3 sibons of time.
Primrose 10 Primrose 11 Primrose 12
10 Primrose 10 Box packaging featuring Spock  
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