International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Jamaica

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Jamaica[edit]

  • The first meter was installed in 1939.
  • All stamps have “JAMAICA” in the frank.
  • All franks include a crown representing the British monarch.
  • The stamps are divided into two groups:
A - private, commercial use stamps
PO - stamps generated only by machines in Post Offices.



GROUP A: Stamps for private, commercial use[edit]


Jamaica stamp type 1.jpg

A1. Neopost (LV-6), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]

Small, upright frank with simulated perforation outer and straight-line inner border.
Small crown and large monogram of King George VI (GviR) in center.
Value figure at bottom. “POSTAGE” and “REVENUE” vertical in side panels.
M# with “N” prefix flank value figure.
M# N2 only.
TM: BIC
Values (£sd currency with “D” indicator): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 1½, 2½, 3, 6

NOTE: An essay of meter N1 exists that differs from Type 1 only in the monogram of King George V (GvR) rather than George VI.



Jamaica stamp type 2.jpg


A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1939. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A1 but with “PAID” vertical at right (versus “REVENUE”).
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
Values (£sd currency with “D” indicator): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 6, 8, 1/-




Jamaica stamp type 3A.jpg
Jamaica stamp type 3B.jpg



A3. Universal “ MultiValue” (MV), 1949.

Similar to Type A2 but larger, with crown at bottom center and without monogram.
M# with U” prefix in boxes in lower corners.
A. Frame with small ‘perforation holes (12 indentations across top and bottom). Small crown. M# U1 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. Larger frame with large ‘perforation holes (7 indentations across top and bottom). Large crown MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =/0MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0=









Jamaica stamp type 4.jpg


A4. Universal “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type A3 but crown wider and low at center.
Ten indentations across top and bottom.
Double frame line at bottom. M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0=
(decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0.oo




Jamaica stamp type 5A.jpg


A5. Universal “Simplex” (LV-21/-13), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A4 but smaller, with wider spacing between TM and frank.
M# with “S” prefix. Date figures small.
TM: DC
Values (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1D to =2/-
(decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 and up (highest reported is .16)




Jamaica stamp type A5point1.jpg


A5.1. Universal “Simplex” (LV-21/-13), 1965. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Identical to Type A5 except for the wider crown.
M# with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
Values (decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg .01 and up (highest reported is .25)





Jamaica stamp type 6.jpg
Jamaica stamp type 6a.jpg

A6. Roneo Neopost (LV-6/8), 1952. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank with single straight-line border featuring palm trees at the sides.
Center contains crown over monogram “E ii R”.
Value figure in indentation at bottom center flanked by M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
Values (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 1, 1½, 2, 3, 6, 8, 1/-, 1/3, 1/6, 2/-
a. Value die with simulated perforation border at bottom




Jamaica stamp type 7.jpg


A7. Neopost (MV) “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1958. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Frank with collar of curved petals around value figures in center.
Small crown and monogram “EiiR” at bottom center.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg =0/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0/==
(decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 00




Jamaica stamp type 8.jpg

A8. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Small frank slightly wider than tall with single-line, simulated perforation outer border.
Crown below country name at top.
M# with “P.B.” prefix low, outside, between TM and frank.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00 :




Jamaica stamp type 9.jpg

A9. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Similar to Type A8 but the frank is wider, with straight-line border inside a simulated-perforation outer border.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋/0= MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$15]
(decimal) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
a. Printed in purple

NOTE: This stamp with town mark “GEORGETOWN/ GRAND CAYMAN W.I.” is CAYMAN ISLANDS Type 1.




Jamaica stamp type 10.jpg

A10. Neopost “205” (MV), 1968. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Square frank without complete outer border.
Country name in panel at top, columns of leaves at sides, crown over “EiiR” at bottom center.
M# prefix “N” in box at lower left with number, unboxed, at lower right.
TM: BIC
V/F (£sd): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★’0-
(decimal): MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000
a. Printed in black (official government use)




Jamaica stamp type 11.jpg


A11. Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A10 but the frank is wider than tall.
M# with “RV” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000




Jamaica stamp type 12.jpg


A12. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Similar to Type A11 but slightly taller and not as wide.
M# prefix “N” not boxed.
A. M# and prefix large
B. M# and prefix small
TM: DC
F/V: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0,00




Jamaica stamp type 13.jpg

A13. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Frank made up mostly of horizontal lines.
Crown at upper right. M# with “P.B.” prefix at bottom center.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋0.00
a. Printed in blue



Jamaica stamp type 14.jpg


A14 Pitney Bowes-GB “6900” (MV).

Similar to Type A13 but much taller with crown at upper left.
M# with “PB” prefix at bottom center.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ≋0.00




Jamaica stamp type 15.jpg


A15. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Similar to Type A14 but not as tall, and value figures are larger.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg≋00.00










GROUP PO: Stamp generated only by Post Office machine[edit]


Jamaica stamp type 16.jpg


PO1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1953. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Wide, unified design with large crown over “EiiR” at center.
Country name at bottom center.
Small “POSTAGE/PAID” at upper right.
M# with “U” prefix in lower corners.
Straight-line TM at upper left
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0/0




Jamaica stamp type PO1.jpg

PO2. Ticket Issuing Machines (T.I.M.) or possibly Setright Registers Ltd. (LV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]

Rectangular design applied to tape, never directly to a cover.
Vertical rectangles at left and right, left containing "POSTAGE/ PAID" and the right the value figures.
"JAMAICA" between bars at top center, and the date in center with bar at bottom.
One example known.
Without town mark
Values: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 12/6D seen