Overprint
Home Up

Letter rated halved to 1d 1 May 1911

6 Nov 1912

The 2d value was now useless and about 10,000 of remaining stock were overprinted ONE PENNY

while this is a small number it caught the imagination of dealers / collectors. Many were postally used in the 1930's. Sheets are still offered on the market.

Probably two overprinting plates

All Perf 12.4x12

wide range of shades, consistent with remainders being disposed of.

1% of printings come from an orange-yellow shade which is common in the overprint and scarce otherwise