First Issue of Jamaica Stamps

Jamaica stamps 1860-70 Watermark Pineapple 6d., SG 5, block of four, marginal from the left of the sheet with part inscription

In 1854 the Board of the Inland Revenue engaged Jean Francois Joubert de la Ferte to engrave a design of the Queen's head from a drawing by Henry Corbould which was based on the Wyon medal. The 1855 GB 4d stamp was the first to utilise the design. From this master die a number of variants were known as the Diadem Heads. The Diadem IV was adopted as the master for Jamaica.