10/12/41 War tax overprint
These overprints were issued for a brief time until the 3½d
plate and electro was prepared.
Like most McCracken printings, he did not alter the imprint
unless he personally created the electro and these overprints are from the Ash prepared,
McCracken printed issue.
Large stocks of 2d and 3d were always on hand, it was
natural to use them up as an overprint. The 3d was sufficiently worn that on change of
colour, new electros were prepared for its subsequent printing in brown.