The Assembly Building (the Senedd) for the National Assembly for Wales will be opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 1 March 2006, the National Day of Wales (St David's Day). The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will also attend the opening. The event will be commemorated by Royal Mail by the issue of a miniature sheet of Wales Definitive stamps. The border of the miniature sheet shows a detail from the roof of the new Welsh Assembly building facing Cardiff Bay designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership.
The National Assembly for Wales consists of 60 Members elected throughout Wales. The Assembly has delegated many of its powers to the First Minister, who leads the Welsh Assembly Government.
This is not regarded as a new issue by Royal Mail as the stamps have all been issued previously, but a commemorative envelope and special postmarks will be available.
We are grateful to photographer Alex Kabinski for his permission to use the pictures of the Assembly Building on this page and on our FDC.
All stamp and postmark images are copyright 2005/6, Royal Mail.
Our exclusive FDC for this sheet shows the interior of the Assemnbly Building and comes with a choice of postmarks, priced at £5.50.
Royal Mail FDC with any postmark shown here - Price - £3.50 order by February 27th pleaase!
Also available Miniature sheet - mint or vfu - Price £3.00 Any postmark on plain envelope with Welsh 1st or 2nd class stamp or GB 1st class definitive - Price £1.40 each - discounts for quantity.
To see the alternative postmark and Royal Mail FDCs for this issue and to order FDCs or mint sheets, click on the image to visit our online shop.
Special Postmarks available on the day of this issue. (These are not available after 1 March except for those we decide to stock.)
|Ref FD607 - Official Bureau postmark, showing 3 daffodils, the national flower of Wales|| Ref FD608
Caerdydd Cardiff postmark showing the Welsh dragon
|Ref W6038 - Cardiff operational datestamp|| Ref W5107
Cardiff-Caerdydd SHC postmark
| Ref W9988
Cymru Cardiff (shows interior ceiling)
| Ref W9982
The Welsh Assembly Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru Cardiff
| Ref W9984
The Romance and History of Wales, Llanberis, Caernarfon (showing Snowdon Mountain Railway)
| Ref W9985
The Romance and History of Wales, Caernarfon (showing Caernarfon Castle)
|Ref W9985 - The Romance and History of Wales, The Battle of Orewin Bridge, Builth Wells (probably shows Llywelyn ap Gruffydd)|| Ref W9987
The Romance and History of Wales, 25th Anniversary, Cardiff
| Ref W5097
Cardiff Castle Clock Tower, Royal Mail permanent handstamp
|Ref W9983 - National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff/Caerdydd|| Ref M9979
Wales National Assembly, Daffodil Way, Birmingham
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This page updated 24 February 2006
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