Jamaica

Seven different official seals are recorded from Jamaica. All are relatively scarce on cover.



Catalog: Drummond OS2

Date issued: Unknown, EKU November 6, 1935

Printing: Black

Perforation: Die cut

Inscription: Elliptical coat of arms with "OFFICIALLY SEALED / AT GENERAL POST OFFICE, / KINGSTON, JAMAICA."

Control Number: None

Description: 1935 cover from Kuala Lumpur, Federated Malay States to Kingston with second type Jamaican official seal on reverse.


Catalog: Drummond OS4a

Date issued: 1951, EKU August 11, 1953

Printing: Black

Perforation: Die cut

Inscription: Elliptical coat of arms inscribed with "THE GOVERNMENT OF / JAMAICA" with "G." and "R." on the side over "Found open (or damaged) and / officially repaired at General / Post Office, Kingston, Jamaica."

Control Number: "3513-75,000-11.51/3"

Description: 1953 air mail cover from Kingston, Jamaica to Birmingham, England with 4th type Jamaican seal affixed on reverse. Envelope was likely received improperly sealed at the post office.



Catalog: Drummond OS5

Date issued: 1959, EKU October 29, 1962

Printing: Black

Perforation: Die cut

Inscription: Elliptical coat of arms inscribed with "THE GOVERNMENT OF / JAMAICA" over "Found open (or damaged) and / officially repaired at General / Post Office, Kingston, Jamaica."

Control Number: "3567-100,000-11.59." at bottom left

Description: Badly damaged 1962 air mail cover from Salisbury Plain, Jamaica to Chicago, IL repaired at bottom right corner with single later type official seal from Jamaica, handstamped on both sides with boxed violet "Received in ....condition at GPO", with "Bad" written on one side.

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