Only a small number of plate 174 sheets were overprinted. Although the exact number is not known it is thought that not more than 2-3 probably undertook the overprint. The above is the only recorded multiple with plate number.
A registered cover postmarked Lanaca 14 September 1880 (one circular type 2 and one oval registration cancellations) with two 1 d plate 174 stamps and one 2½ d plate 14 stamp to Florence - Italy. 2½d paying for the foreign letter UPU rate and 2 d for the registration fee. Two arrival back stamps one at the port of Brindisi 28 SET 80 and one at Firenze (Florence) 21.9.80 prove its arrival. Plate 174 stamps are only known with Larnaca or Limassol cancellations indicating that the few sheets from this plate were only distributed there.