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1871-1890 Queen Victoria, large head, various frames

1 p red 3 p green 4 p black on yellow 6 p lilac 6 p lilac 6 p yellow 1 Sh brown 1 Sh black on green 2 Sh brown 2 Sh lilac on blue

  1/2 p red
  1/2 p green
  1 p blue
  1 p red
  2 p red
  2 p grey
  3 p green
  3 p lilac on yellow
  4 p red
  4 p brown
  4 p black on yellow
  4 p red on yellow
  6 p lilac
  6 p yellow
  1 Sh brown
  1 Sh black on green
  2 Sh brown
  2 Sh lilac on blue
  5 Sh violet

Surcharged

  'TWO PENCE HALF-PENNY' on 4 p brown


(CA Crown watermark)

For the specialist: these stamps exist with 4 types of watermark: in 1860 the values 1p blue, 2 p red, 3 p green, 4 p red, 6 p lilac, and 1 Sh brown were issued with watermark 'pineapple'. In 1872 this watermark was replaced by 'CC crown', the values 1/2 p red, 1 p blue, 2 p red, 3 p green, 4 p red, 6 p lilac, 1 Sh brown, 2 Sh brown and 5 Sh violet were issued. In 1883 the watermark 'CA crown' was introduced: the values 1/2 p green, 1 p blue, 1 p red, 2 p red, 2 p grey, 3 p green, 4 p red, 6 p yellow, 1 Sh brown, 2 Sh brown, 5 Sh violet were issued. In 1905 the watermark 'multiple CA crown' was used with 3 p green, 3 p lilac on yellow, 4 p brown, 4 p black on yellow, 4 p red on yellow, 6 p yellow, 6 p lilac, 1 Sh brown, 1 Sh black on green, 2 Sh brown, 2 Sh lilac on blue.
Most stamps are perforated 14, but the 2 Sh and 5 Sh also exist with perforation 12 1/2 (and watermark CC Crown).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Watermark 'Pineapple'
1 p blueRR*** 
2 p redRRRR 
3 p greenRRR 
4 p redRRRR 
6 p lilacRRRR 
1 Sh brownRRRR 
Watermark 'CC Crown'
1/2 p red***** 
1 p blueRR** 
2 p redRR* 
3 p greenRR*** 
4 p brownRR*** 
6 p lilacRR*** 
1 Sh brownR*** 
2 Sh brown******Perforated 12 1/2
5 Sh violetRRRRPerforated 12 1/2
Watermark 'CA Crown'
1/2 p green*c 
1 p blueRR** 
1 p red**** 
2 p redRR*** 
2 p greyR* 
3 p green*** 
4 p brown**** 
6 p yellow****** 
1 Sh brown****** 
2 Sh brownRRR 
5 Sh violetRRRR 
Watermark 'Multiple CA Crown'
3 p green**** 
3 p lilac on yellow **** 
4 p brownRRRR 
4 p black on yellow RRRR 
4 p red on yellow**** 
6 p yellowRR 
6 p lilac****** 
1 Sh brown****** 
1 Sh black on green RR 
2 Sh brownRRRR 
2 Sh lilac on blue****** 
Surcharged
2 1/2 p on 4 pRRWatermark 'CA Crown'

For typical cancellations click here.

These stamps exist with overprint 'JUDICIAL', they are fiscal stamps.

'JUDICIAL' overprint

This overprint exists on the stamps: 3 p green, 6 p orange, 1 Sh brown, 2 Sh brown and 5 Sh lilac on blue.

Forgeries:

A very primitive forgery of the 1 p blue:

I have also seen this forgery with a very typical cancel, consisting of three concentric circles, filled up with six horizontal lines.

Some other forgeries exist, example of a 2 p red forgery:


(Note the Spanish? 'CORREOS' cancel on the first 2 p forgery)

I have seen other forgeries with this 'CORREOS' cancel; 4 p orange, 6 p lilac and 1 Sh brown(?). I'm not sure if the 1 Sh was made by the same forger, the cancel could not be read clearly.

I've seen a forged surcharged stamps (sorry, no picture available). I'v also seen a forged double surcharge, this forgery seems to have the cancel 'HALF-WAY TREE' (I do not know if they always have this cancel).

 

1889 Queen Victoria, new design

  1 p lilac
  2 p green
  2 1/2 p lilac and blue

These stamps have watermark 'CA Crown' (see above) and are perforated 14.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 p *c 
2 p **** 
2 1/2 p*** 

For issues of Jamaica from 1900 to 1920 click here.


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