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Jamaica Independence Issue

Issued 8 August 1962






Design:

Victor Whiteley



CA Announcement

Printed:

De La Rue & Co. Ltd


Method:

Photogravure

Watermark:

Mult. Block CA


Perforation:

13

Sheet:

2 panes C6R10


Stamp:

40 x 29.5 mm






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Denomination & Description

SG

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2d - Zouave Bugler and Map of Jamaica

Brown, Red, yellow & bottle green

The bugler. in the colourful and historic Zouave uniform of the Jamaica Military Band, is superimposed on a silhouette map of Jamaica.

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4d - Zouave Bugler and Map of Jamaica

Brown, Red, Yellow & Blue

The bugler. in the colourful and historic Zouave uniform of the Jamaica Military Band, is superimposed on a silhouette map of Jamaica.

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1s6d- Gordon House

Red & Grey

George William Gordon, son of a Scottish planter and a slave woman, became a well-to-do business man and landowner. Gordon was wrongly implicated In the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865 and on the instructions of Governor Eyre, he was arrested, hastily tried and hanged. His name has been commemorated by giving It to the new Legislative Building which was opened in October 1960.

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5s - Map of Jamaica, Factories and Fruit

Blue, Yellow & Green.

A silhouette map of Jamaica rising out of the Caribbean sea before a brilliant dawn. The traditional agricultural crops of sugar cane.

Bananas and pineapple are depicted in the foreground, while educational and industrial developments are indicated on the horizon by a representation of the new Ministry of Education to the left and an industrial plant to the right.

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