30 PARAS - Plate 216
Double overprint one inverted with three examples known to date
A cover postmarked Larnaca, 2 October 1881 bearing two 30 Paras stamps (plate 216) of the provisional overprinted issue along with a CC watermark 1881 half piastre stamp, for the foreign letter rate of two piastres to Ohio in the United States. An arrival stamps in the US and an intermediary London stamp of 10 October 1881 is also apparent.
A strip of three stamps showing the small and closed loop of “S” variety. The third stamp on the right showing the variety.