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Auction: 21041 - The "Dubois" Collection of Jamaica Postal History and Stamps - Part II
Lot: 672

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1868 (Dec.) envelope from Paris "via Southampton" to Sir John P. Grant at Spanish Town, bearing 80c. rose (2) lightly cancelled and showing despatch datestamp, boxed "pd", London Paid (31.12?) and arrival datestamp, all on face, Kingston datestamp (23.1) on reverse. Photo

Note: Sir John Peter Grant was the first Governor under the Crown Colony Regime which lasted from 1866 until 1884 with the Governor having absolute power. He laid the foundations of the modern Jamaica by improving the legal system, establishing local councils, an all island Police force, a local medical system and the Rio Cobre water system. He also transferred the seat of Government from Spanish Town to Kingston

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