HC Deb 25 November 1942 vol 385 c743W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies by whose authority complete sheets of the new overprinted commemoration stamps of the Bahamas were cancelled to order before being sold; and has he considered its effect upon the long standing instructions to all colonial postmasters not to bring the postal administration into disrepute by cancelling stamps to order?

Colonel Stanley

I have no information to show whether these stamps were cancelled before or after they were sold; but I am causing inquiries to be made.