WALES

As the inventor of postage stamps GB is allowed by the UPU to issue stamps without country name. The Sovereign's image is, however, always included. Regional definitives bears no country name, but features national/regional symbols linked to Wales.

1840 -> See Great Britain
1958 -> Regional/country definitives used alongside GB stamps

Regional/country definitives issued for Wales since 1958 are valid for postage throughout he United Kingdom, but mainly listed here. Items with mixed stamps from various countries/regions and/or ordinary GB stamps are listed under all applicable countries/regions.

From 1969: 1 Pound = 20 Shhillings, 1 Shilling = 12 Pence
From 1970: 1 Pound = 100 Pence
Checklists > Countries > Wales Heraldic Cats  

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HERALDIC CATS

Item Code Item type Face value Remarks SC
9 December 1970 - Regional Definitives Presentation Pack
GBWL19701209 PP 0_3_9 Presentation pack 0-3-9
(0-0-3
+ 2 x
0-0-4
+ 0-0-5
+ 0-0-9
+ 0-1-6)
Heraldic Lion (on cover)
Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporter
6 Lions Passant Guardant
Lion Rampant
H.M's Government CoA
PP with 6 stamps
Pack no. 24
 
7 July 1971 - Regional Definitives

PP Back
GBWL19710707 PP 0_18 Presentation pack 0.18
(0.025
+ 0.03
+ 0.05
+ 0.075)
Heraldic Lion (on cover)
Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporter
6 Lions Passant Guardant
Lion Rampant
H.M's Government CoA
PP with 4 stamps
Pack no. 28
 
29 May 1974 - Regional Machin Definitives Presentation Pack
GBWL19740529 PP 0_245 Presentation pack 0.20
(0.03
+ 0.035
+ 0.045
+ 0.055
+ 0.08)
Heraldic Lion(on cover)
Crowned Lion Rampant Guardant Supporter
6 Lions Passant Guardant
Lion Rampant
H.M's Government CoA
PP with 5 stamps issued 23 January 1974
Pack no. 63
 
7 January 1986 - Regional Machin Definitives

FDC Inlay
GBWL19860107 FDC 0_24 First Day Cover 0.24
(2 x 0.12)
Heraldic Lion (on stamps and postmark)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Official FDC postmarked with
GB19860107 FDP EH3 2
 

This item is also listed under Scotland and Northern Ireland

GB19860107 FDP EH3 2 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland alongside symbols for Wales and Northern Ireland
"First Day of Issue"
Edinburgh
FDP used for all regional definitives stamps
7 January 1986
 
6 January 1987 - Regional Machin Definitives
GBWL19870106 FDC 0_18 First Day Cover 0.18 Heraldic Lion (on stamps and postmark)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Official FDC postmarked with
GB19870106 FDP EH3 2
 

This item is also listed under Scotland and Northern Ireland
GB19870106 FDP EH3 2 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland alongside symbols for Wales and Northern Ireland
"First Day of Issue"
British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh
FDP used for all regional definitives
6 January 1987
 
8 November 1988 - Regional Machin Definitives


PP Back

This item is also listed under Scotland and Northern Ireland

GB19881108 PP 2_94 Presentation pack 2.94
(Sold at ???)
Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with all stamps for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Pack no. 17
28 November 1989 - Regional Machin Definitives


PP Back

This item is also listed under Northern Ireland and Scotland

GB19891128 PP 2_79 Presentation pack 2.79 Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with regional definitives for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Pack no. 20
GBWL19891128 FDC 0_93 First Day Cover 0.93
(0.15
+ 0.20
+ 0.24
+ 0.34)
Heraldic Lion (on postmark)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Official Welsh FDC postmarked with
GB19891128 FDP EH3 2
 

This item is also listed under Northern Ireland and Scotland

GB19891128 FDP EH3 2 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland alongside symbols for Wales and Northern Ireland
"First Day of Issue"
British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh
FDP used for all regional definitives
28 November 1989
 
4 December 1990 - Regional Machin Definitives
GBWL19901204 FDC 1_02 First Day Cover 1.02 Heraldic Lion (postmark)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
Official FDC with all 4 Welsh stamps postmarked with
GB19901204 FDP EH3
 


Back cover

This item is also listed under Northern Ireland and Scotland

GB19901204 PP 3_06 Presentation pack 3.06

Heraldic Lion (on 4 stamps and cover)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PP with stamps from all 3 countries
Pack no. 23

This item is also listed under Northern Ireland and Scotland

GB19901204 FDP EH3 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion (along-side Welsh and N.I. symbols)
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
"First Day of Issue"
British Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh
4 December 1990

This item is also listed under Northern Ireland and Scotland

GB19901204 MISC POST Promotional poster - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Lion of Scotland
PO promotional poster for all three countries

List compiled by Geir Arveng with valuable information from Catherine Kendell, Ian Billings (Norvic Philatelics), and
Elisabeth Hallsjö.
Latest upate: 21 July, 2017

* A note on British First Day Postmarks:
Along with the Bureau and other official FDPs, there are ofen a number of comemmorative postmarks associated with a stamp issue. In addition to cancelling FDCs, these additional postmarks can also be used to cancel mail franked with other stamps than those from the the issue the postmark is comemmorating. Due to the obvious connection to the stamp issue we have decided to list them as FDPs rather that Commemorative postmarks.

* The following abbreviations are used for standard NVI-'denominations', eventually followed by the maximum weight in grams - e.g- "E100" means "European letter up to 100g"
1st 1st class normal letter (up to 100g from [date])
2nd 2nd class normal letter (up to 100g from [date])
1stL 1st class large letter (up to 100g from [date])
2ndL 2nd class large letter (up to 100g from [date])
E Europe
W Worldwide / International standard
WP Worldwide postcard