HC Deb 07 May 1948 vol 450 c162W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the damage done to stamp dealers and collectors by the prohibitive cost of the £1 labels issued in the Colonies to commemorate Their Majesties' Silver Wedding, he will, in future, order that commemorative issues should be issued by the Crown Agents only at a face value in general postal use and appealing to the widest possible body of purchasers of postage stamps so as to encourage the collection of these historical labels.

Mr. Rees-Williams

The general policy with regard to commemorative issues of Colonial postage stamps is to confine them to the lower values but in the case of the issue commemorating the Silver Wedding it was decided to follow the lead of this country by having one stamp of or above the highest denomination in their current series.