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JAMAICA COVERS, POSTAL HISTORY
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JAMAICA COVERS & JAMAICAN POSTAL HISTORY
Giamaica / Hamayka / Iamáice / JAMAÏQUE / JAMAIKA /
Jamaikako / JAMAJKA / Xhamaika / Yamayka / Ямайка /
 ཇ་མའི་ཀ / 자메이카 / जमैका /
জ্যামাইকা / 牙买加 / ジャマイカ / 자메이카
See also Jamaican postcards & QSL cards.

Early Jamaican (Stampless Period)


       
Lengthy stampless folded letter, starting with a copy of one sent 5 December 1806 [as a precaution for non-receipt], another newly written 8 January 1807 to Mrs Dickson, care of Messrs Timperon & Co., merchants in London, via "packet" from Thomas Hamilton in Moorehall Jamaica, reporting principally on a land boundary dispute to the land owner, and for which the writer intended to obtain professional help. Those interested in real estate boundaries in the area will have plenty to sink their teeth into -- including references back to 1789, a treaty & "the Moorehall Negroes". Joseph Timperon & his associate were established sellers of rum & sugar in London from 1795 to 1830. Belongs in a museum. To emphasize the quality of preservation of this document, its detail, & its legibility of handwriting, we include a view of the second of 3 pages within. $200.00 j
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Cover mailed OC 1 1849 at Rugby (blue cancel) by Dr. Dickinson? in Warwickshire (abbreviation below his name) 'per packet' at port OC 2 1849 (orange transit marking) to Louis Mackinson? Esq. at Hals Hall, 4 Paths Post Office, Clarendon [Parish] Jamaica, received at Kingston Jamaica NO 4 1849. Hals Hall, also in Clarendon Parish about 5 miles away, was and still is very small. The rate, which we read as 72, would have included 2 for the ship's captain. $77.50 $67.50 jg
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Stamped Jamaica Postcards & QSL cards (To 1956)

ShipOwner_ImprerialDirectWestIndia_PortKingston.jpg (325108 bytes)RMS Port Kingston (1903). "Fern Gully, Jamaica / IMPERIAL DIRECT WEST INDIA MAIL SERVICE Coy Ltd / R.M.S. PORT KINGSTON" ship inset in art border, probably detached from a menu, long crease, low contrast / grayish, considerable edge wear, paper browning with age. The ship was registered in 1903. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 s(i)j-j*

"VP5AB" Kingston QSL card mailed 1934 to Philadelphia (1/2-d King stamp clearly cancelled) by operator Bertie Liang, tiny pinhole at top center, brownish paper. $3.50 j-j

"Greetings from Jamaica, B. W. I. / Swimming Pool and Golf Links / Constant Spring" color postcard mailed at Kingson 27 JNE 1955 (fancy FIND YOUR VACATION / SUMMERLAND cancel well struck on 1-d Queen & 4-d King--mixed reign!) to Pennsylvania. $3.50j-j


Jamaican Registered Covers 1957-1983
All non-philatelic #6 airmailed envelopes to the United States.
Opened carefully, some with slight edge reductions.
Great for genuinely used high-value stamps & small town markings. Unless stated otherwise, the addressee is a vendor of religious goods in Chicago Illinois, who received money this way from the senders.

Black River. $1.00 scuba diver & 15-c old iron bridge (bent over edge a bit) & 5-c waterwheel stamps for $1.20 rate, staple in address area. 5 backstamps (3 different). $4.50 j



Braeton. 1 / 6 Sangster & 3-d map with flag stamps. 6 backstamps (3 Braeton, 1 Spanish Town & 2 different Chicago). $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Chapelton. 75-c blue marlin fleet & 45-c Christmas 1983 stamps. 4 backstamps (2 different). $5.00 j

Cross Roads. 2 / bauxite mining & 1 / 6 constabulary centenary stamps. 5 backstamps (3 Cross Roads lightly inked & 2 different Chicago). 'X Rds' written on the etiquette. $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Denham Town. $1.00 scuba diver & 20-c 21st anniversary stamps. 4 backstamps (2 different). $5.00 j


Duhaney Park. 10-c Marcus Garvey & 8-c C-DAY overprint on gypsum industry stamps, small tear in backflap. 5 backstamps (3 Duhany Park & 2 different Chicago). $4.75 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

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Duncan. Two Scouting stamps for $1.20 rate. 4 backstamps (2 different). $5.00 j

Frome. Jamaican woodpecker & hard sponge stamps for $0.95 rate. 5 backstamps. One stamp apparently  repositioned before canceling. 5 backstamps (3 different). $5.00 j

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Gordon Town. Gorgonian coral & scuba diving stamps for $1.20 rate. 5 backstamps (3 different). $5.00 j

Grange Hill. Three 10-c Air Jamaica stamps for $0.30 rate, all tied & in good shape. 6 backstamps (4 different, 3 Grange Hill, 1 Savanna-la-Mar & 2 different Chicago). A small town in western Jamaica. $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Half Way Tree. Two 10-c Jamaican mango bird (one damaged by wrapping around edge) & one $1.00 scuba diving stamps for $1.20 rate. 4 backstamps (2 different). $4.50 j

Hatfield. 10-c Marcus Garvey & 8-c gypsum industry stamps for $0.18 rate. 6 backstamps (4 different, including Mandeville 2). Stamps overlap slightly, etiquette in good shape with the name Hatfield handwritten. Tying it altogether, the return address is 'Hatfield P.O. Manchester' because Hatfield is a locale (not a town!) in the Parish of Manchester, whose capital is Mandeville. The $8.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Jones Town, 1/6d Palisades International Airport stamp. 5 backstamps (Jones Town 3 times, 2 different Chicago). Jones Town is a neighborhood of Kingston Jamaica. $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Kingston 11 / Hagley Park. $1.00 scuba diver & 20-c Gorgonian coral stamps for $1.20 rate. 5 backstamps (3 different). $5.00 j


Lacovia. Pair 15-c old iron bridge stamps for $0.30 rate, 5 backstamps (3 different, 3 Lacovia & 2 different Chicago). The small town is in the Saint Elizabeth Parish. $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY




Liguanea. 1 / sugar industry used 1957 (different reign). 4 backstamps (2 different), commercial mail paying for a subscription to Ohio. $7.50 ja

Linstead. 20-c Christmas 1982 (torn corner) & two 50-c Jamaican woodpecker stamps. 5 backstamps (3 different). $4.50 j

May Pen. $1.00 scuba diver & 20-c College stamps. 4 backstamps (2 different). Label cancelled because town name not printed within. $5.00 j

Mercury House. 10-c Marcus Garvey (folded over top edge) & 8-c C-DAY overprint on gypsum industry stamps. 5 backstamps (3 well-struck Mercury House & 2 different Chicago). Mercury House is so small there was no Wikipedia article on it when we checked. Note its use of a handwritten etiquette. $9.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Montego Bay 2. $1,00 scuba diver & 20-c blind worker stamps. 6 backstamps (4 different). $4.00 j

Morant Bay. 10-c telegraph service & 8-c C-DAY overprint on gypsum industry stamps. 5 backstamps (3 different). Reutrn address overwrites another. $4.00 j

Mount Rosser Jamaica MAY 4 1968. Undamaged 1/6 constabulary centenary stamp. 6 backstamps (4 different including Ewarton, Mount Rosser 3 times & 2 Chicago). Mount Rosser is a village so small Wikipedia does not have an article about it yet. Ewarton is also small, located in the Saint Catherine parish. $8.00 jl ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Port Antonio. $1.00 scuba diver & 20-c Gorgonian coral stamps. 5 backstamps (3 different). $4.00 j


Pratville. Three 10-c Air Jamaica stamps (one pair, the other missing a corner). 6 backstamps (3 Pratville, 1 Mandeville, 2 different Chicago). Etiquette has Pratville penned in. $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Race Course. Pair 6-d abolition of slavery stamps seal backflap, 5 postmarks that side (3 different). $5.00 j

Red Hills. Pair 10-c Air Jamaica & two 5-c oil refinery stamps, for 30-c rate, taped backflap. 5 backstamps (3 Red Hills, 2 different Chicago). Cancel puts name on etiquette. $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Sandy Bay. 75-c 1983 Commonwealth Day & 45-c scouting stamps. 6 backstamps (4 different). $5.00 j

Shortwood. 10-c Air Jamaica & 20-c College stamps, sender's return address area blank, lightly toned front. 5 backstamps (3 Shortwood, 2 different Chicago). Etiquette on front has Shortwood penned in. $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

Thompson Town, using a lined-out Kingston etiquette. Two  tied 15-c portlandia grandiflora flower stamps. 6 backstamps (3 Thompson Town, & 2 different Chicago) $5.00 j ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY


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JAMAICAN COVERS (1960 - 1986)

Clear 31 -10 1960 Noumea Nouvelle-Caledonie hand cancels tie 6-fr Les Tours de Notre Dam & 19-Fr. Centenaire du Service stamps franking greeting-card size envelope to Jonestown (St. Andrew Parish) Jamaica, neatly addressed, small backflap tear from opening. $7.00 nj NEW / NOVA / NUEVO

JA 7 66 light Wind... Jamaica cancel ties 1 / ITU centenary stamp to registered #10 commercial envelope to Ohio, neatly addressed, backflap a little rough from opening, one edge lightly wrinkled. $1.50 cj

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Clear 15 AUG 1969 Kingston Jamaica machine cancel ties two 6-d Cayman Islands schooner stamps franking #6 airmail envelope to Illinois, commercial mail, reduced at bottom neatly when opened. Weird! $10.00 cjs

Half Way Tree. 6 APR 1972 Half Way Tree Jamaica slogan cancel ties 10-c stamp showing modern date stamp cancel on 10-c runner stamp franking #10 envelope airmailed to Ohio, neatly addressed. $2.00 sj

19 OCT 1983 violet Kingston Jamaica cancel ties 20-c & $1.00 World Communications Year stamps franking #6 airmail envelope to Illinois, 4 backstamps are all clear, neatly opened. $3.75 cj

03 / 15 / 86 Worthington Ohio forwarding label (to Dublin Ohio) on #6 airmail envelope from the Geological Survey Division in Kingston Jamaica, franked by 50-c Jamaican woodpecker & 5-c revalued walkway stamps, neatly opened, small green US MA routing mark on front. $1.25 gjo


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