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Postage Stamps (Colour Changes)

Volume 478: debated on Monday 18 September 1950

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88.

asked the Postmaster-General whether he intends to alter the colours of postage stamps to conform with the provisions of the Universal Postal Union Convention.

Yes. As already announced, the fourpenny stamp is being changed from olive green to light blue as from 2nd October next, and as soon as practicable my right hon. Friend proposes to alter the 2½d. and l½d. stamps to red and green respectively. The colour of the ½d., 1d. and 2d. stamps will have to be altered in consequence and will become orange, blue and brown respectively. No change will be made in the design of any of the stamps concerned. My right hon. Friend hopes that it will be possible to effect these colour changes about the middle of next year.