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Jamaica: 1860-70 1/-, a proof sheet in black on blue paper.

Jamaica: 1860-70 1/-, a  proof sheet in black on blue paper.

Printer: De La Rue & Co.

Medium: Surface printed

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: The Board of Inland Revenue Stamping Department Archive

Item number: 1

Genre: Philatelic item

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Postage stamps for Jamaica were first issued in 1860. They were printed in London by Thomas De La Rue and the values were 1d, 2d, 3d, 4d, 6d and 1/-.

Shown is a proof of the 1/- value in a complete sheet, printed in black on blued paper.

The second stamp in the second row shows a small flaw in the printing plate, this is known as the “dollar variety”. The S in Shilling is malformed as a $ and can clearly be seen in this unique proof.

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