International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Jamaica

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Jamaica[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

A1. Neopost (LV-6), 1939. [$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.
Values (£sd currency with “D” indicator): ½, 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.

A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1939. [$10]

As Type A1 but with “PAID” vertical at right (versus “REVENUE”).
M# with “N” prefix.
Values (£sd currency with “D” indicator): ½, 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, 6, 8, 1/-

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 [$20]
B. Larger frame with large ‘perforation holes (7 indentations across top and bottom). Large crown [$5]
V/F (£sd): =/0 =0/0=

A4. Universal “Automax” (MV). [$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.
V/F (£sd): =0/0=
V/F (decimal): =0.oo

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

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

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

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

A6. Roneo Neopost (LV-6/8), 1952. [$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.
Values (£sd): 1, 1½, 2, 3, 6, 8, 1/-, 1/3, 1/6, 2/-
a. Value die with simulated perforation border at bottom

A7. Neopost (MV) "Frankmaster" / "305" (MV), 1957. [$5]

Frank with collar of curved petals around value figures in center.
Small crown and monogram “EiiR” at bottom center.
M# with “RN” prefix.
V/F (£sd): =0/0= =0/==
V/F (decimal): 00
a. Printed in blue (used by the government Tourist Board, meter RN62)

A8. Pitney Bowes “R” (MV). [$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.
V/F: 00 :

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.
V/F (£sd): /0= [$15]
V/F (decimal) 0.00 [$5]
a. Printed in purple

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

A10. Neopost “205” (MV), 1968. [$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.
V/F (£sd): ★’0-
V/F (decimal): 000
a. Printed in black (official government use)

A11. Neopost “405/505” (MV). [$5]

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

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
F/V: 0,00

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.
V/F: 0.00
a. Printed in blue

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.
V/F: 0.00

A15. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Similar to Type A14 but not as tall, and value figures are larger.
V/F: 00.00

A16. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1953. [$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: 0/0

NOTE: Type A16 was previously cataloged as Type PO1. The meter may have been used in post offices but a recently discovered cover showed that it was used in the private sector.

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

NOTE: The stamp previously cataloged as PO1 is now listed as Type A16.

PO2. Ticket Issuing Machines (T.I.M.) or possibly Setright Registers Ltd. (LV). [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: 12/6D seen