A delay in receiving the German-printed Herrera issue in 1924 led to the local printing of the Herrera issue. The new printing went afoul of a revolution and poor quality, and was put away in storage. Towards the end of 1929 a shortage of 1 centavo stamps was forseen from the huge volume of New Year's cards. The home-brew Herrera's were overprinted and made available throughout the country by December 15.
Durón was active again and made sure varieties were produced to sell to his stamp dealer sidekicks in New York. He had even gone so far as to take some of the stamps in storage and in 1927 mailed covers to himself with the invalid stamps! Can't you hear him now screaming "Witch hunt! Fake News!" No international catalog, except his sidekicks in New York, lists any varieties.
Cover mailed from Tela, February 6, 1930 with BH50 cancel and CMc postmark
Certified cover mailed by Durón to Durón February 27, 1927 with BH50 from Amapala to Pespire. A rare local usage of an unissued stamp.
Early 1930 Overprints
Cover mailed from Puerto Cortés December 20, 1930 with BH50 cancel and ADM postmark
Certified cover mailed in October, 1930 from Puerto Cortés with BH50 cancel
-Anderson Catalog of Classic Honduran Stamps by Craig Anderson © 2013.
-"A Black Surcharge Market" by Irving Green in Stamps, June 1943 pps. 452-3.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn The Oxcart, fall 1997 pps. 71-72.