Balcarres - Portland

On the Buff Bay River, eight miles south of Buff Bay on the B1 road to Kingston

Named after Alexander, Earl of Balcarres, Govenor of Jamaica, 1795-1801

 

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Potter No.

EKD

LKD

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Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - R1/16

450.01
8.1.1913
13.9.1915

Double Ring Datestamp - With dots

450.02
28.3.1921
15.11.1949

New LKD

Registered Oval Datestamp

450.03
xx.4.1950
5.10.1964

Defacement of “REGISTERED” appears to have been removed after 19.1.1951.

Temporary steel datestamp

450.04
13.6.1957
25.3.1962

With asterisk.

Modern Single Ring (* above date)

450.05
26.11.1962
19.1.1982

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

450.06
18.4.1983
3.3.1988

Ink changed from violet to blue with new year (1984), late strikes in violet again, but poorly legible.