1915 King George V War Stamp

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1915 King George V War Stamp
Cat. Mint Unhinged Mint Hinged Fine Used
½d Green 33a $6.30
First Day Cover - 24 September 1915 33b $495.00
... ½d (33a)

The halfpenny stamps were surface rather than recess printed to save costs. During the First World War, in 1915, a halfpenny war tax was introduced on all mail other than newspapers and the halfpenny stamp was overprinted 'WAR STAMP' to explain why postal rates had increased.
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