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4d Halfpenny

KGV wmk
Small Wmk
5d Overprint
Blocks

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Postal rates decreased as of 1st October 1923. Instead of the more usual piecemeal revision of various colours and denominations, the magic date 1st May, 1924 saw a revamp of all values of the Kgv and roo series. At this time, the 4d electro replaced the 5d.

4d & 5d values are mutually exclusive. In their respective time frames, they were used to prepay the combined postage and registration fee (3d + postage). The 5d brown was dropped during the 4d’s reign, and, in turn, the 4d was dropped when the 5d was re-introduced in 1930. The FIVE PENCE on 4d overprint was a direct result of this.

Similar to the 1/4d introduced in 1920, this value is comparatively simple to follow having a single plate (not including the aborted ash overprinted 5d plates)