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Auction: 21041 - The "Dubois" Collection of Jamaica Postal History and Stamps - Part II
Lot: 256

Great Britain Used in Jamaica
Imperial Issues used at the Post Towns after the arrival of the Obliterators
Moneague, "A56"
1859 (4 Mar.) entire (central vertical crease split and repaired) from J.D. Garvey, Moneague" to Kingston Post Office, bearing wing-margin 4d. rose-carmine initialled by the sender "J.D.G.", reflecting the worries of pilfering of postage stamps in transit from rural areas, and cancelled by fine "A56", showing "moneague" P3 datestamp (late use) at left and arrival datestamp (5.3) on reverse. The "A56" numeral very rare on cover with Foster only recording three covers, two at the 4d. rate and one at the 6d. rate, none apparently discovered subsequently. Photo

Dr. R.H. Urwick, May 1957
J. Grant Glassco, November 1969
Francois Piat Dewavrin, December 2014

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