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Sunday, January 23, 2022


Hello, welcome to cddstamps blog and this time we are looking at some stamps from Jamaica.

 Rather be there of course but seeing the stamps gives one a sense of well, being thereā€¦. perhaps.

This one from the 1919-21 issue with the watermark multiple crown CA. I say that as there is another copy from the 1921- 29 issue which was issued in 1922 with a multiple script CA watermark.

As I have said before you really need a comprehensive catalogue  so you know  if there are various watermarks or perforations, and even colour shades. Some catalogue value differences especially in this case if you have an inverted watermark.

This stamp, as you can see, was to commemorate the 1494 landing by Columbus. An interesting history which you can read more about here.  Did you know he, Columbus that is, visited the island twice and on his second visit in 1503 he was stranded on the island for 12 months?.  All this from a beautiful stamp.

Enjoy your philately   Michael  

and  with thanks to my friend at  British Commonwealth Album  here   -  and you might enjoy a visit to his online store  the Used Stamp Collector here.




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