28th Jan 1942 By
McCracken introduced the impersonal
imprint for the 2nd series.
Very large quantities of this value were used up in during
the introduction of the wartax surcharge the month before. The rush must have been on to
get this value out the door.
Single 640on steel master. Single alto, producing four electros. Double lined gutters on
Plates 1, 2 and 4 known.
September 1949: unwatermarked paper.
Orange, pale orange
Plates 1,2, 3, and 4 are known on unwatermarked paper.
2 more electros were introduced at this time in addition to
December 1953: the imprint was
An additional nickel electro was produced with no imprint,
other electros still in use had the imprint burnished off
For a brief period in September 1955, the flush perfs of
the Ash era are found. Naturally, these appear without imprint.
3 more electros were produced but never used.