Central Sorting - Kingston

Principal sorting department at the Kingston G.P.O., located on South Camp Road

 

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Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3/45

1720.01
3.3.1980
1.2.1982

Reads: “KINGSTON C.S.O. / JAMAICA” with full stops. Usually in black, but known regularly in violet, blue 1.6.1980 and red 17.6.1980.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.02
28.3.1980
30.11.1982

Reads: “KINGSTON C S O / JAMAICA” with no full stops. Known in black: 12.5.1980 to 1.5.1981 and in blue: 4.9.1980.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3/45

1720.03
28.3.1980
15.7.1984

Reads as 1720.02. Date often inserted inverted. Changed from violet to black in early 1981.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.04
1.9.1980
13.5.1982

Reads; “KINGSTON CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA”. One strike known in black; 1981.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.05
16.11.1980
28.3.1984

Reads; “KINGSTON C.S.O / JAMAICA”, without a full stop after the “O”. Usually in violet, but known in black; xx.6.1981.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3*/45

1720.07
13.8.1982
14.5.1984

Reads; “KINGSTON C.S.O. / JAMAICA”. Known in black; 21.9.1982 and in red; 16.9.1982.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3*/45

1720.06
27.3.1981
7.4.1986

With asterisks at sides. Known in black; 1981 to 1985, in violet; 1984 to 1986 and in blue with inverted date; 7.4.1986.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3*/37

1720.08
28.6.1983
24.8.1987

Reads; “C.S.O. KINGSTON / JAMAICA”. Known in black up to 6.2.1986 and in violet from; 28.11.1985.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3/45

1720.09
xx.7.1983
6.7.1984

Misshapen enlarged die. Probably a re-use of 1720.03.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.10
7.7.1983
13.8.1986

Reads: “C.S.O. KINGSTON / JAMAICA”. Early strikes in violet. Known in black; 4.1.1984 to 13.8.1986.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3/45

1720.11
5.9.1983
20.11.1983

Reads: “C S O KINGSTON / JAMAICA”. No stops.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3/45

1720.12
13.1.1984
5.6.1986

Reads: “KINGSTON C.S.O. / JAMAICA”. With stops. 5.6.1986 strike was in blue.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.13
10.6.1984
8.5.1985

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / KINGSTON JAMAICA” with KINGSTON on bottom line. Known in black; 22.6.1984 to 27.8.1984.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3*/37

1720.14
2.3.1985
14.8.1985

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA”. Known in violet up to 30.7.1985 and in black from 19.7.1985.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - C3/45

1720.15
5.11.1985
8.3.1987

Reads: “KINGSTON C.S.O. / JAMAICA”. Used in violet; 5.11.1985 to 23.3.1988 and in black from 15.7.1986 to 8.3.1987.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3*/37

1720.16
22.11.1985
10.7.1987

Reads: “CENTRAL / SORTING OFFICE”. Known in black; 19.3.1986.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3*/37

1720.17
6.3.1987
29.9.1987

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING / POST OFFICE, JAMAICA”. The earliest date was printed; “6/MAR/1997” in error. (Note comma after “OFFICE”).

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.18
9.3.1987
24.9.1987

Reads: “C.S.O. KINGSTON / JAMAICA” without asterisks. Known in black; 9.2.1987. Usually a gap in inner oval over last “A” in JAMAICA.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.19
12.1.1988
19.7.1990

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA”. Known in blue; xx.3.1990 to 19.7.1990.

Machine M.S.R.

1720.20
14.4.1988
13.4.1995

Reads: “KINGSTON C.S.O. / JAMAICA”, with time and date plus seven wavy lines.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.21
14.8.1990
18.5.1994

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / KINGSTON JAMAICA”. Both blue and violet strikes known at various times in 1991 and 1992. Violet in 1994.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.22
21.8.1990
18.9.1995

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA” and has dots at widest part just touching middle frame line.

Modern Single Ring - 91

1720.23
21.3.1996
21.3.1996

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA” .

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.51
7.2.1990
7.10.1992

Reads: “AIRMAIL BRANCH / C S O JAMAICA”. Known in blue; 2.9.91.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.52
24.11.1994
24.11.1994

Reads: “AIRMAIL RECORDS / C S O JAMAICA”.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.53
22.10.1992
21.12.1993

Reads: “MACHINE SECTION / C.S.O.”

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.54
12.3.1990
27.10.1994

Reads: “MAIN REGISTERED SECTION / C.S.O. KINGSTON JAMAICA”.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.55
22.5.1988
22.5.1988

Reads: “MAIN REGISTRATION BRANCH / KINGSTON C.S.O. JAMAICA”.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3*/37

1720.56
16.6.1988
16.6.1988

Reads: “PARCELS POST OFFICE / C.S.O.”

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.57
15.8.1991
18.4.1992

Reads: “POST & TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEPT / C.S.O. JAMAICA”. Strike of 18.4.1992 is in blue.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.58
30.7.1985
30.7.1985

Reads: “POSTAGE PAID / C.S.O. JAMAICA”

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3*/37

1720.59
1.12.1988
4.1.1991

Reads: “REGISTERED STREET DELIVERY / C.S.O.”

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.60
26.11.1991
17.12.1996

Reads: “RETURNED LETTER BRANCH / C.S.O. JAMAICA”.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.61
14.3.1996
9.10.1998

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA”. “CE” of “OFFICE” is level with or below the date.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.62
25.6.1996
20.1.1998

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / KINGSTON JAMAICA”. Known in black, blue and violet.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.63
22.8.1997
22.8.1997

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA”.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3*WI/37e

1720.64
20.3.1998
28.8.2001

Reads: “CENTRAL SORTING OFFICE / JAMAICA W.I.” with asterisks low down.

Temp. Rubber Handstamp. Type - O3/41

1720.45
22.9.1985
22.8.1997

Reads: “C.S.O. / KINGSTON JAMAICA”.