GRENADA 1965 (MNH) 2C/$1.50 COLONY BADGE REVENUE SHEET
2c/$1.50 Colony Badge 1–2 sheet of 50 revenue stamps. Extremely scarce as just 700 sheets were surcharged. Fresh and fine. Mint never hinged. SG203var; BF40
Note: due to shortages of suitable fiscal stamps during late 1965, it was arranged locally for excess quantities of the $1.50 definitive to be surcharged and used for revenue purposes. However, a lack of low value definitives meant the 2c/$1.50 was also used for postage between 23 December 1965 and 31 March 1966.
Two types of surcharge exist and appear in constant positions in sheets as illustrated below. The more common type I (rounded at the top end with a thick serif at the bottom end) appears 38 times per sheet. Type II (pointed at the top end with a narrow serif at the bottom end) appears 12 times