Plate 220 was the last plate to be overprinted "CYPRUS". It is one of the more scarce plate numbers, enjoying a high value in stamp catalogues. The above block of four is one of a small number of blocks that exist from this plate.
Half cover front bearing seven one penny stamps for a total rate covering a registered, 2 pence and double weight 2x2½d, rate posted a Larnaca, “942” and a “LARNACA / CYPRUS” cancellation, further receiving a London oval registered hand stamp in 1881. The first five stamps are plate 201 and the later two plate 220. The sixth stamp, NC, has the constant thick “C” variety as explained above.