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Jamaica 1916 War Stamp ½d yellow-green error, SG68b

SKU JC2479

Jamaica 1916 (Apr-Sep) "WAR STAMP" ½d yellow-green, type 19 overprint, error OVERPRINT DOUBLE, SG68b.

A fine and fresh mint example with original gum. A few slightly short perforations do not detract from overall fine quality.

A scarce war stamp error from World War I.

The Stanley Gibbons catalogue value is £140.

Jamaica joined most British colonies in 1916, by introducing a levy on correspondence to support the war effort. The Government Printer produced four overprints of "WAR STAMP" including this half penny coat of arms King George V stamp.

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