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Auction: 21041 - The "Dubois" Collection of Jamaica Postal History and Stamps - Part II
Lot: 449

1903-04 Arms of Jamaica Issue
Large Format Essays
On 4 July De La Rue were requested to prepare a design for ½d., 1d. and 2½d. Postage & Revenue stamps embodying the Arms of the Colony, following the directions given in the Governor's letter given to De La Rue. They replied on 7 July that the Colony had apparently overlooked that an original Arms die already existed and was formerly used for Revenue stamps. This die proof was accordingly forwarded though on 12 July De La Rue were requested to prepare a design according to the Governor's wishes for comparison. The following essays were forwarded on 20 August based on photographs sent by the Governor, suggesting that the larger size gave a better effect

2½d. in brown and blue affixed to card (90x115mm.) lettered "D", dated "Aug. 20th. 02." and marked "Dupl."; small surface blemish on "r" of "revenue". Photo

Robson Lowe, Bermuda February 1979

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