1915 King George V War Stamp
||First Day Cover - 24 September 1915
|... 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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