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2d Overprint

10th December 1941

War tax Overprint in violet.

Three stamps of the series were overprinted on this date to cover the halfpenny surcharge applied to all postal articles.

Quantity: 32,336,400

The use of the single line gutters from electros 12..16 are interesting as they were also subsequently used on the change of colour, indicating that the single line, not the double, was the preferred choice at that time.

This overprint was replaced the following month by the a new definitive design.

10/12/41 Perf 15x14 CA watermark Ash Imprint Single line gutters

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