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1869 James Brooke facing the right, inscription 'J B R S'

3 c brown on yellow

  3 c brown on yellow

Forgery of this stamp:


(Reduced size)

1871 Charles Brooke facing the left, inscription 'C B R S'

 

  2 c violet on violet (1875)
  3 c brown on yellow
  4 c brown on yellow (1875)
  6 c green on green (1875)
  8 c blue on blue (1875)
  12 c red on red (1875)

Surcharged

  'ONE CENT' on 3 c brown on yellow
  '2 CENTS' on 3 c brown on yellow
  '2 CENTS' on 12 c red on red
  '4 CENTS' on 6 c green on green
  '4 CENTS' on 8 c blue on blue

Typical cancels:

3 c brown on yellow
(Reduced sizes)

1888 Charles Brooke facing the right

Inscription 'POSTAGE & REVENUE'

16 c green and orange

  1 c lilac and black
  2 c lilac and red
  3 c lilac and blue
  4 c lilac and yellow
  5 c lilac and green 
  6 c lilac and brown
  8 c green and red
  10 c green and lilac
  12 c green and blue
  16 c green and orange
  25 c green and brown
  32 c green and black
  50 c green and olive
  1 $ green and black

Surcharged

'One Cent.' on 3 c lilac and blue 'one cent'  on 3 c lilac and blue The 2 types of overprint

  'One Cent.' on 3 c lilac and blue
  'one Cent.' (small 'o') on 3 c lilac and blue
  '2c' on 8 c green and red
  '5c' (2 types) on 12 c green and blue

Inscription 'POSTAGE POSTAGE' (1899)

50 c olive and red

  1 c blue and red
  2 c green
  4 c red
  8 c yellow and black
  10 c blue
  12 c lilac
  16 c brown and green
  20 c olive and violet
  25 c brown and blue
  50 c olive and red
  1 $ red and green

Unissued stamp or bogus issue? 5 c green (2 shades):

1895 Charles Brooke, facing the left


(Reduced sizes)

  2 c brown
  3 c lilac
  4 c black
  6 c violet
  8 c green

1918 Charles Vyner Brooke

  1 c blue and red
  2 c green
  2 c lilac
  3 c violet
  3 c green
  4 c red
  4 c lilac
  5 c orange
  6 c red
  8 c yellow and black
  8 c red
  10 c blue
  10 c black
  12 c lilac
  12 c blue
  16 c brown and green
  20 c olive and violet
  25 c brown and blue
  30 c yellow and grey
  50 c green and red
  1 $ red and green

Surcharged

'ONE cent' on 10 c blue 'TWO cents' on 12 c lilac

  'ONE cent' on 10 c blue
  'TWO cents' on 12 c lilac

1932 Charles Vyner Brooke

  1 c blue
  2 c green
  3 c violet
  4 c orange
  5 c red
  6 c red
  8 c orange
  10 c black
  12 c blue
  15 c brown
  20 c violet and orange
  25 c brown and orange
  30 c orange and brown
  50 c olive and red
  1 $ red and green

 


Non issued stamps:

1915 (?) Two ships in a bay, inscription 'SARAWAK POSTAGE', arabic text on left upper corner and chinese text in right upper corner

"Ships" 2 c green
(Reduced size)

I'm not sure if these stamps are non-issued, bogus or locals. The values 2 c green, 3 c blue, 4 c brown, 5 c red and 10 c violet exist.


Fiscal stamp

1875 Inscription 'SARAWAK RECEIPT STAMP':


(Reduced size)

  3 c black on grey
  3 c red (1885)

Other fiscal stamps exist, for example the postage stamps of 1888 overprinted with 'R Revenue only' or 'R'. In 1899 (Sir Charles Brooke) and 1918 (Sir Charles Vyner Brooke) special revenue stamps were issued with inscription 'SARAWAK REVENUE':


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