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NORTH BORNEO 1893-1920

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1893 Various designs, inscription 'State of North Borneo'

2 c red and black
(Reduced size)

1 c olive and black 3 c violet and green 5 c red and black

  1 c olive and black (Dajak hunter)
  2 c red and black (deer)
  3 c violet and green (palm tree)
  5 c red and black (feasant)
  6 c olive and black (arms)
  8 c lilac and black (sailship)
  12 c blue and black (crocodile)
  18 c green and black (mount 'Kili Balu')
  24 c red and blue (arms)

All these stamps exist cancelled to order.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 c c* 
3 c c* 
5 cc* 
6 cc* 
8 cc* 
12 c*** 
18 c*** 
24 c*** 

 

1897 Various designs as 1897 issue, inscription 'State of North Borneo' with Chineses and Malay text added

4 c green and black 18 c green and black 'postage revenue'
24 c red and blue 'POSTAGE REVENUE'
(Reduced sizes)

  1 c olive and black (Dajak hunter)
  2 c red and black (deer)
  2 c green and black (deer, 1900)
  3 c lilac and green (palm tree)
  4 c green and black (orang utan, 1899)
  4 c red and black (orang utan, 1900)
  5 c red and black (feasant)
  6 c olive and black (arms)
  8 c lilac and black (sailship)
  10 c grey and brown (bear, 1901)
  12 c blue and black (crocodile)
  16 c brown and green (railway, 1901)
  18 c green and black (mountain, inscription 'POSTAL REVENUE')
  18 c green and black (mountain, inscription 'POSTAGE& REVENUE')
  24 c red and blue (arms)
  24 c red and blue (arms, 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' added)

These stamps exist cancelled to order. A non-issued 5 c bue and black exists.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 c red and black c* 
2 c green and black** 
3 c ** 
4 c green and black c* 
4 c red and black** 
5 c** 
6 c** 
8 c** 
10 c*** 
12 c*** 
16 c*** 
18 c***'POSTAL REVENUE'
18 c***'POSTAGE & REVENUE'
24 c*** 
24 c***'POSTAGE & REVENUE' added

Surcharged

4 c on 8 c lilac and black

  '4 CENTS' on 5 c red and black (1899)
  '4 cents' on 5 c red and black (1904)
  '4 CENTS' on 6 c olive and black (1899)
  '4 cents' on 6 c olive and black (1904)
  '4 CENTS' on 8 c lilac and black (1899)
  '4 cents' on 8 c lilac and black (1904)
  '4 CENTS' on 12 c blue and black (1899)
  '4 cents' on 12 c blue and black (1904)
  '4 CENTS' on 18 c green and black (1899)
  '4 cents' on 18 c green and black (1904)
  '4 CENTS' on 24 c red and blue (1899)
  '4 cents' on 24 c red and blue (1904)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
'4 CENTS' on 5 c ** 
'4 cents' on 5 c****cancelled to order: *
'4 CENTS' on 6 c ** 
'4 cents' on 6 c****cancelled to order: *
'4 CENTS' on 8 c ** 
'4 cents' on 8 c****cancelled to order: *
'4 CENTS' on 12 c ** 
'4 cents' on 12 c****cancelled to order: *
'4 CENTS' on 18 c ** 
'4 cents' on 18 c****cancelled to order: *
'4 CENTS' on 24 c** 
'4 cents' on 24 c****cancelled to order: *
Overprinted 'BRITISH PROTECTORATE' (1901)

5 c red and black

10 c grey and brown
(Reduced size)

  1 c olive and black (overprint red)
  2 c green and black (overprint red)
  3 c lilac and green
  4 c red and black (overprint green)
  5 c red and black (overprint green)
  6 c olive and black (overprint red)
  8 c lilac and black (overprint blue)
  10 c grey and brown (overprint red, 1902)
  12 c blue and black (overprint red)
  16 c brown and green (1902)
  18 c green and black (overprint red)
  24 c red and blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 ccc 
2 c cc 
3 c c* 
4 c cc 
5 c** 
6 c** 
8 c** 
10 c** 
12 c** 
16 c*** 
18 c*** 
24 c** 

 

1909 Various designs

6 c green and black 24 c lilac and black

  1 c brown and black (tapir)
  2 c green and black (tree)
  2 c red and black (tree, 1926)
  3 c red and black (view of Jesselton)
  3 c green and black (view of Jesselton, 1922)
  4 c red and black (group of persons)
  5 c brown and black (elephant)
  6 c green and black (rhinoceros)
  8 c red and black (cow)
  10 c blue and black
  12 c blue and black (cacatou)
  16 c red and black (bird)
  18 c green and black (cow)
  24 c lilac and black

These stamps exist cancelled to order

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 cvcvc 
2 c green and black cc 
2 c red and black vcvc 
3 c red and black cc 
3 c green and blackcc 
4 c cc 
5 ccc 
6 ccc 
8 ccc 
10 ccc 
12 ccc 
16 ccc 
18 c**** 
24 c** 

Surcharged

  '2 cents' (blue) on 3 c red and black (1916)
  'THREE - CENTS -' on 4 c red and black (1923)
  '4 cents' (red) on 6 c green and black (1916)
  '10 cents' (red) on 12 c blue and black (1916)
  '20 CENTS' (red) on 18 c green and black (1909)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c on 3 c**** 
3 c on 4 c** 
4 c on 6 c**** 
10 c on 12 c**** 
20 c on 18 ccc 
Overprinted with a maltese cross (1916)


(Reduced sizes)

  1 c brown and black
  2 c green and black
  3 c red and black
  4 c red and black
  5 c brown and black
  6 c green and black
  8 c red and black
  10 c blue and black
  12 c blue and black
  16 c red and black
  24 c lilac and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1 c** 
2 c to 10 c**** 
12 c to 24 c****** 
Overprinted with a maltese cross and surcharged (1916)
  '20 CENTS' on 18 c green and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
20 c on 18 c****** 
Overprinted 'RED CROSS' and surcharged (1918)
  'TWO CENTS' on 1 c brown and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 2 c green and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 3 c red and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 4 c red and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 5 c brown and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 6 c green and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 8 c red and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 10 c blue and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 12 c blue and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 16 c red and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 24 c lilac and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c on 1 c** 
2 c on 2 ccc 
2 c on 3 c** 
2 c on 4 ccc 
2 c on 5 c** 
2 c on 6 c** 
2 c on 8 c** 
2 c on 10 c ** 
2 c on 12 c** 
2 c on 16 c** 
2 c on 24 c** 
Overprinted with red cross and surcharged in red (1918)

  'FOUR CENTS' on 1 c brown and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 2 c green and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 3 c red and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 4 c red and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 5 c brown and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 6 c green and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 8 c red and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 10 c blue and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 12 c blue and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 16 c red and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 24 c lilac and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
4 c on 1 c to
4 c on 4 c
cc 
4 c on 5 c to
4 c on 16 c
** 
4 c on 24 c**** 

 

1911 Large sized stamps, arms, center black

1 $ brown and black 2 $ lilac and black


(Reduced size)

  25 c green and black
  50 c blue and black
  1 $ brown and black
  2 $ lilac and black
  5 $ red and black
  10 $ red and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 c** 
50 c** 
1 $** 
2 $**** 
5 $****** 
10 $****** 
Overprinted with a maltese cross (1916)
  25 c green and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
25 cRR 
Overprinted 'RED CROSS' and surcharged (1918)
  'TWO CENTS' on 25 c green and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 50 c blue and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 1 $ brown and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 2 $ lilac and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 5 $ red and black
  'TWO CENTS' on 10 $ red and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c on 25 c**** 
2 c on 50 c**** 
2 c on 1 $****** 
2 c on 2 $****** 
2 c on 5 $RRRR 
2 c on 10 $RRRR 
Overprinted with red cross and surcharged in red (1918)

  'FOUR CENTS' on 25 c green and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 50 c blue and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 1 $ brown and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 2 $ lilac and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 5 $ red and black
  'FOUR CENTS' on 10 $ red and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
4 c on 25 c**** 
4 c on 50 c**** 
4 c on 1 $****** 
4 c on 2 $****** 
4 c on 5 $RRRR 
4 c on 10 $RRRR 

Some of these stamps were overprinted 'MALAYA-BORNEO EXHIBITION 1922' in 1922. This overprint can be considered as a private oveprint, example:

 

1931 50 years british reign in North Borneo

  3 c green and black
  6 c orange and black (orang utan)
  10 c red and black (Dajak warrior)
  12 c blue and black (mountain)
  25 c violet and black
  1 $ green and black
  2 $ red and black
  5 $ lilac and black


Postage Due stamps

1895 'POSTAGE DUE' on 1893 issue, various designs, inscription 'State of North Borneo'

18 c green and black

  2 c red and black (vertical or horizontal overprint)
  3 c violet and green
  5 c red and black
  6 c olive and black
  8 c lilac and black 
  12 c blue and black
  18 c green and black 
  24 c red and blue

These stamps exist cancelled to order (value: c to *). The vertical overprint read upwards (except for some misprints).

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c*** 
3 c*** 
5 c*** 
6 c*** 
8 c*** 
12 c**** 
18 c****** 
24 c**** 

 

1897 'POSTAGE DUE' on 1897 issue Various designs as 1897 issue, inscription 'State of North Borneo' with Chineses and Malay text added

  2 c red and black (vertical or horizontal overprint)
  2 c green and black (1900)
  3 c lilac and green
  4 c red and black (1900)
  5 c red and black
  6 c olive and black
  8 c lilac and black (vertical or horizontal overprint)
  12 c blue and black
  18 c green and black 
  24 c red and blue

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c red and black *** 
2 c green and black **** 
3 c*** 
4 c**** 
5 c*** 
6 c*** 
8 c*** 
12 c**** 
18 c**** 
24 c**** 
Overprinted 'BRITISH PROTECTORATE' (1903)


(Reduced size)

  2 c green and black (overprint red, vertical or horizontal)
  3 c lilac and green (overprint vertical or horizontal)
  4 c red and black (overprint green)
  5 c red and black (overprint green, vertical or horizontal)
  6 c olive and black (overprint red)
  8 c lilac and black (overprint blue, vertical or horizontal)
  10 c grey and brown (overprint red)
  12 c blue and black (overprint red)
  16 c brown and green
  18 c green and black (overprint red)
  24 c red and blue (overprint vertical or horizontal)

These stamps exist cancelled to order (value c to *). A 1 c was prepared but not issued.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c c* 
3 c** 
4 c** 
5 c** 
6 c** 
8 c** 
10 c** 
12 c*** 
16 c*** 
18 c*** 
24 c*** 
All vertical oveprints ****** 

 

1923 'POSTAGE DUE' on 1909 issue, various designs

  2 c green and black
  2 c red and black (1926)
  3 c green and black
  4 c red and black
  5 c brown and black
  6 c green and black
  8 c red and black
  10 c blue and black
  12 c blue and black
  16 c red and black

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 c red and black cc 
2 c green and black vcc 
3 ccc 
4 ccc 
5 ccc 
6 ccc 
8 ccc 
10 ccc 
12 ccc 
16ccc 

Stamps of Hong Kong used in North Borneo

Image obtained from a Cavendish auction
2 c brown Hong Kong Queen Victoria stamp with red 'KUDAT' cancel of North Borneo


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