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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
$2.70
$1.35
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.
Bibliography

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand (Volume I)
    Edited by R. J. G. Collins and H. T. M. Fathers B.A. B.Sc.
    Published 1938 by The Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Pages 322 - 325
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume II
    Edited by R. J. G. Collins FRPSNZ and C. W. Watts FRPSNZ
    Published 1950 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated
    Page 314
The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume VIII
    Edited by B. G. Vincent FRPSNZ
    Published 1998 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated (ISSN 0-9597883-1-X)
    Page 710
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