The 2/- Jamaica Booklet
The 2/- Jamaica booklet is the rarest of the Silver Jubilee booklets produced. Apparently 11,200 were produced but 5,000 were destroyed.
The booklet consists of 24 1d stamps with four panes of six stamps. The booklets were stapled both left and right (so as to staple the margins and not the stamps). The below scans, very kindly provided by Tony Ainscough, show an example of a right stapled book.
Note that the covers are two separate boards and the width of the booklet is two stamps. The third row was folded over and separated from the next set of stamp panes by waxed pages of advertising and information about postal rates. The order of these pages is reversed in the left versus right stapled booklets.
1) The booklets were produced by De la Rue and Co. even though Bradbury Wilkinson were responsible for the printing of the Jamaica stamps.
2) A mark on one of the stamps similar to Plate 7 R/C 9/1 (small "cross" between St. George's Chapel and the Curfew Tower) has been noted. However, the position of the stamp varies in the booklet.
Flagstaff #3 - Spring 1988 pages 23-4 (Ainscough, AJ)
#3 - Spring 1988 page 25 (Levinge, N)
#4 - Autumn 1988 page 39 (Hughes, E)
#8 - Autumn 1990 pages 19-24 (Swarbrick, R)
#12 - Autumn 1992 page 31 (Smith, E)