Jamaica: 1860-70 1/- in a black proof sheet (detail).
Printer: De La Rue & Co.
Medium: Surface printed
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 in black of the 1/- value. 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 proof which is unique.