Lions, Leopards, Unicorns & Dragons
This online exhibition marks the 50th anniversary in 2008 of the first issue of "Regional" stamps for the various countries and islands of the British isles. It was designed to compliment the exhibition that was on display from 6 May 2008 (National Stamp Day) until Spring 2009 in our archive search room.
Different definitive stamps for the component regions of Wales, Northern Island, Scotland and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man were first issued in 1958. Each design bore a symbol to represent its region, from lions and leopards to unicorns and dragons. This exhibition explores how the designs came about.