|This is a work in progress and should not be regarded as definitive. It is very difficult to obtain information about the notes issued by Chief Treasury of Wales and the The Welsh Black Sheep Company. Ivor Wynne Jones, in two books, sheds much light on the issues but his books are not written for the collector. In the chart below, the known issues are recorded and some are illustrated. However it is probable that other varieties of notes exist, most likely with duty stamps that carry different dates, but also there is the possibility that some series, shown only as cancelled issues, were also issued without a cancellation stamp.|
|Denomination||Image||Status||Duty Stamp Dates||No. Issued||Comments|
|The Chief Treasury of Wales Preliminary (Typwritten) Issue
These four notes were prepared on a typewriter to test whether the notes would receive a duty stamp.
|The Chief Treasury of Wales First Issue
The notes have a coloured front with a red dragon and a green abacus, to the lower right, and a painting of Caernarfon Castle on the back. All promissory clauses (on the back) promise to pay the bearer on demand.
|£5||Image||Cancelled||21.3.69||26||Stamped 'Cancelled 29 April 1969'.|
|The Chief Treasury of Wales Sight Notes
The notes have a coloured front with a red dragon and a green abacus, to the lower right, and a drawing of two sheep at the lower right. A painting of Caernarfon Castle is on the back and the promissory clauses now promise to pay the bearer one day after sight.
|10s.||Issued||8.4.69||1||Stamped to ensure sight notes were legal.|
|17.4.69||The cancelled notes are stamped 'Cancelled 29 April 1969'.
1,500 of each denomination (10s. and £1) were prepared. This total includes the notes below, which were overstamped 'Cancelled By Order'.
|10s.||Cancelled||No Duty Stamp and overstamped 'Cancelled By Order'.|
|The Welsh Black Sheep Company First Issue
The front of these notes was based on the last note issue of the North and South Wales Bank. The central illustration is of the Menai suspension bridge built in 1826. Apart from the initial issue, the notes carry the illustration of Caernarfon Castle that appeared on previous issues.
|10s.||Issued||28.4.69||12||Uniface notes, prepared to be stamped with the duty stamp to ensure validity.|
|The Welsh Black Sheep Company – Five Shilling Notes|
|5s.||Image||Issued||3.6.69||Head of a bull at far right.|
|5s.||Issued||18.6.69||Outline of a bull at far right.|
|5s.||Cancelled||18.6.69||Outline of a bull at far right; stamped 'ENGHRAIFFT'; signature 1.|
|5s.||Image||Cancelled||18.6.69||Outline of a bull at far right; stamped 'ENGHRAIFFT'; signature 2.|
|5s.||Issued||18.3.70||Modified Prince of Wales Feather (single feather) at upper left.|
|5s.||Image||Cancelled||27.8.70||Modified Prince of Wales Feather (single feather) at upper left.|
|5s.||Image||Cancelled||None!||No duty Stamp. Stamp reads 'First February 1971 Stamp Duty Abolished'. Modified Prince of Wales Feather (single feather) at upper left.|
|The Welsh Black Sheep Company – American Issue|
|£1||Issued||5.9.69||24||Printed in black ink.|
|£5||Unissued||400||Printed in green ink and no duty stamp.|
|The Castle Notes – First Series
The notes are denominated 'Punt Gymreag' or 'Welsh Pounds'. The word 'Gynt' (meaning 'Formerly') at the bottom left of the notes is offset from the rest of the line.
|10s.||Image||Issued||9.10.69||Hand signed. A black sheep and a red dragon appear in, respectively, the top left and bottom right on the back of the notes.|
|10s.||Image||Cancelled||9.10.69||The word 'CANCELLED' and a facsimile signature are printed in dark red ink on the notes. A black sheep and a red dragon appear in, respectively, the top left and bottom right on the back of the notes.|
|10s.||Image||Cancelled||20.10.69||The notes are handsigned. A red stamp reading 'CANCELLED 22 OCT 1969' is imprinted on the notes. The black sheep and a red dragon have disappeared from the back of the notes.|
|The Castle Notes – Second Series
The notes are no longer denominated as Welsh currency. The word 'Gynt' (meaning 'Formerly') at the bottom left of the notes is now aligned with the rest of the line. A vignette of Caernarfon Castle appears in the four corners on the back of the notes.
|10s.||Image||Cancelled||10.12.69||The signature is part of the lithographed printing of the illustration. The word 'CANCELLED' is printed in black ink at rightangles to the rest of the text on the notes.|
|10s.||Cancelled||24.02.70||The signature is part of the lithographed printing of the illustration. The word 'CANCELLED' is printed in black ink at rightangles to the rest of the text on the notes. The world 'C A N C E L L E D' is double-spaced.|
|10s.||Cancelled||27.8.70||The cancellation stamp is printed in read and reads 'CANCELLED 11 DEC 1970'.|
|10s.||Image||Cancelled||15.1.71||The cancellation stamp is printed in black and reads simply 'CANCELLED'. The signature appears to be stamped in the same process as the word 'CANCELLED' and the two elements were probably part of the same stamp.|
|10s.||Image||Issued||22.1.71||Although only recorded in issued form, notes with this duty stamp may have been issued as 'Cancelled'.|
|The Fifty Pence Notes
The notes carry a picture of Mount Snowdon.
|50p.||Issued||27.11.69||10,000 are reported to have been issued. It is not know how many dates exist for the notes issued.|
|50p.||Image||Issued||Issued after the abolition of the duty stamp, it carries a rubber-stamped message 'First February 1971 Stamp Duty Abolished'.|
|The 'Little Railways of Wales' Series
Issued in 1970, they were issued following the destruction of the Britannia Bridge. The carry no date and no revenue stamp. It is understood that 100 sets were issued without the 'SPECIMEN' stamp. It is not known how many were issued with the stamp.
|The Famous Welshmen Series
Issued in 1971, they carried porraits of famous Welshmen.
|£1||Issued||7.12.70||1||These two notes were sent to be stamped with the duty stamp as a test to see if the authorities would stamp this series.|
|£¼||Issued||14.12.70||100||Portrait of Judge George Jeffreys.|
|£½||Issued||14.12.70||100||Portrait of Sir John Vaughan.|
|£1||Issued||14.12.70||100||Portrait of Humphrey Llwyd.|
|£2||Issued||14.12.70||100||Portrait of Sir William Williams.|
|£¼||Issued||Portrait of Sir John Trevor.|
|£¼||Image||Cancelled||27.06.1972||Portrait of Sir John Trevor.|
|£½||Image||Cancelled||27.06.1972||Portrait of Sir John Vaughan.|
|£1||Image||Cancelled||27.06.1972||Portrait of Humphrey Llwyd.|
|£2||Image||Cancelled||27.06.1972||Portrait of Sir William Williams.|