Jamaican "Birmingham" Type Postmarks

These marks, similar to a style used in Birmingham, England, were first used in Jamaica in 1939

Four Types are described (with two sub-types of the "B2" and one sub-type of the "B3" being known).

They occur both with and without an asterisk in the die

Type B1..........


Type B2/B2a

Type B2a (only Whitfield Town) has the layout reversed with the solid bar at the top and the name below.


Type B3/B3a

 Type B3a (only Bluefields) has the middle arc extending around the bottom of the die and the name "JAMAICA" is omitted.

Type B4 ..........