"Regional" stamps for Wales
The Welsh committee decided that the principal Welsh symbol should be the Welsh dragon (passant) but that the "Leek in flower" should also be incorporated in the design. No variation of the symbols was allowed and later instructions to artists were changed to refer to the "common" leek (which doesn't flower).
Six artists were chosen to produce designs – Robert L Gapper, V S James, H Martin, C Tunnicliffe, Mary Adshead (designer of one of the national Wilding designs) and Reynolds Stone. The last two had no known Welsh connection. In total, some 25 pieces of artwork were submitted.
Three essays by Stone became the first choice recommended to The Queen, with that by James as the reserve. All three by Reynolds Stone were approved.
- 1958 Stamps for Wales
Unadopted rough design by H. Martin
Essay of design by V.S. James (1)
Essay of design by V.S. James (2)
Essay of design by Mary Adshead (1)
Essay of design by Mary Adshead (2)
Issued 3d stamp by Reynolds Stone
Issued 6d stamp by Reynolds Stone
Issued 1/3 stamp by Reynolds Stone