I suspect this has come up before, and if so, I can't find it, so can someone speak as to the origin of the "Germany" overprint found on this one-cent GW stamp on cover? Interesting manuscript cachet on this one, too
He was not the only one to do this. See: http://goscf.com/t/65331&whichpage=1&
[On cover example are pricey]
Notice that these "pre-war tax" items are dated before 11-2-17. Some where used after the change in rate as well.