Jamaica Collection Page Scans

The King George VI stamps from Jamaica were printed from 1938 until about 1952, but there were some later printings even after the death of King George VI. Two different printers were involved in the production of the stamps, De La Rue, and Waterlow and Sons. If you have studied any other King George VI sets, you will know to expect some variation in terms of the perforation and the colors in the De La Rue issues. The Waterlow issues tend to differ primarily in terms of the paper and gum characteristics, but there are some perforation changes here also. Unfortunately there are lots of printings, so it is virtually impossible to absolutely identify every known printing. Although I tried, some - where all of the traits are the same could be more likely a best guess.

The reference used for the stamps is "Study Paper No. 15 - Jamaica" which was published by the King George VI Collectors Society in 1999. The paper was written by Hugh James, and incorporates the Crown Agents report with Potter & Shelton and stamps from the author's collection. Also included are the other stamps from Jamaica and coverage of the many flaws that exist.

Based on the Study Paper listings, I created an Excel spreadsheet showing the printings and their corresponding catalog numbers. This also includes information from both the Study Paper and Potter & Shelton listings. This information is available for download below.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Commonwealth, Gibbons, and Scott numbers in that order. The page images were scanned in a larger size and at a higher resolution so you can more easily see the details used in viewing them. Feel free to select the page and let it download to your screen and save it to your hard drive for viewing. If you are using a PC, selecting the page will typically open it in Microsoft Photo Viewer (or whatever you are using as your default). From there you can enlarge the size for more close-up viewing. If you are using a phone - go find a PC or a Mac. The images are 1200 pixels wide and you will go mad trying to view them on your phone.

Please be patient if it takes a few minutes for each page to load.

Jamaica Collection Page Scans
Commonwealth # Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
1-18 121-133a 116-128, 140-141 Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 1
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 2
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 3
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 4
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 5
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 6
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 7
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 8
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 9
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 10
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 11
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 12
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 13
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 14
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 15
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 16
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 17
      Jamaica - 1938 Set - Page 18
Excel Spreadsheet combining information on the Jamaica printings.
This will not open the file, it will just download it so you can save it on your PC.
Jamaica Printings Listing

This article was written to help you identify your stamps.
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Jamaica King George VI Stamps for sale
Web pages describing various sets from the British Colonies
Index to KGVI Stamps Web Sites
Web pages with links to full page scans from the KGVI Stamps Reference Collection
Index to KGVI Stamps Collection Page Scan Sites
Links to other British Colonial Stamp Sites