The large overprint was performed locally and was poorly executed using the typography method, thus resulting in a number of varieties. There are only two recorded covers with this stamp recorded, both of which are illustrated below. There is an abundance of minor varieties in the form of breaks and under inking on these stamps that are too numerous for the purpose of this study to mention.
One ½ on ½, Ca watermark, fractions 8 mm apart stamp and two Die I, CA watermark 30 Paras stamps on a cover postmarked Larnaca 16, August 1886 to Germany. The total rate of 30 pa+30 pa+½pi = 2 piastres being the foreign letter rate. In addition the top 30 Paras stamp showing the detached triangle variety at an early stage of the error, i.e. when the plate started to break.
Two half on half stamps with a one and a two piastre stamps for a total rate of 4 piastres paying the double weight foreign letter rate, postmarked Famagusta to Scotland.