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Centennial Postage Stamps (New York Fair)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether any special steps are being taken to arrange for the sale of the new issues of stamps at the British Pavilion, New York Fair?

Yes, Sir. In collaboration with the General Post Office my Department has made arrangements whereby 100,000 stamped envelopes addressed to the British Pavilion at the New York World's Fair will be on sale to the public in the International Centennial Stamp Exhibition which has been organised by the Fair authorities. Of these envelopes 98,000 bear the 2½d. centennial stamp, while the remaining 2,000 bear the full centennial issue of six stamps. The envelopes were so posted as to obtain the cancellation date of the first day of issue, which was 6th May, 1940.