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Jamaica KGV 1d. 1910 Old Postcard Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston, Vintage Motor CarVintage Colour Old Postcard. Jamaica. British West Indies. B.W.I. Myrtle Bank Hotel, Entrance Gate. Kingston. Ja. Vintage Motor Car. Palm Trees. Guard, Police. Postally Used in 1910 with King George 5th 1d stamp, tied Kingston.
Publisher: H.S. Duperly & Son Photographers Kingston
Series No: 56
Faults: Wear at top right corner & left tips
Sent from: Kingston
Addressed to: Canada
Stamp: KGV 1d
Background: Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columber in 1492. The name is derived from the word XAYMACA, given it by the original Indian tribe, the Arawaks, who were exterminated by the Spaniards, rulers of the island until 1655. The English, under General Venables and Admiral Penn father of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, took it from the Spanish by conquest and Jamaica later became an Independent Nation within the British Commonwealth in 1962.
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