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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.

Plate Numbers Perforation Errors Missing Colours

1s6d

Ref

Colours and Blocks

Provenance

c

01

Red & grey

Jarvis

b

04

Block of 4

Jarvis

b

60

Block / sheet of 60


1s6d

Ref

Marginal Inscriptions incl Plate Numbers

Provenance

m

1A

Plate No. 1A1A

Jarvis

m

1B

Plate No. 1B1B


m

imp

Imprint - THOMAS DE LA RUE & CO. LTD

Jarvis

m

sht

Sheet number & colour bar - R1C5-6


Jamaica Independence Issue

Issued 8 August 1962