The 1881-1901 Telegraph stamps depicting Queen Victoria were into stocks of the final printing. In Natal, it was expected that a new series of King Edward 7th designs would follow on. This did not materialise however, and a series of surcharges were prepared on current Victorian Revenue 'Key Plate' stamps in 1902. The values comprised 3d on 4d, 6d on 9d, 1s on 9s, 1s on £1 and 1s on £1.10s.
These are of considerable interest to philatelists, as the overprints were in settings containing various varieties and changes of spaces, etc.