Ages ago I showed you the 2nd class stamp of this set (the leek in sycamore) and promised you some more of the Welsh definitive designs. So today I'm showing you one of my two favourites: the 1st class stamp.

It features the dragon of Wales, forged from Welsh steel by Toby and Giedon Petersen. What I like about this set is that it depicts Welsh symbols with Welsh material. Very cleverly done. And I love the colour scheme of this stamp. I was always happy to use this stamp on my mail when I still lived over there. Note also that "1st" is written in English and Welsh (1af is short for cyntaf).