The first plate for the 2d Chalon definitive of New Zealand was much in demand and by 1861 was starting to show signs of wear. In 1865, it had worn so much that a second plate was brought into production, but this soon got accidentally damaged. A major retouch was needed, which was executed by James Macgregor Lloyd in 1867. He was considered a skilled engraver but he did not like having to repair another engraver's work, so the retouching job he did on the plate was somewhat haphazard. He did not retouch the whole plate and he was also not very secure in following the original lines.
STAMPS BY YEAR
New Zealand, Chalon definitive 2d plate II
- The Postage Stamps of New Zealand, Edited by RJG Collins & HTM Fathers (1938)
- The Encyclopaedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Volume IV, The Empire in Australasia (1962)