Stamp Issues of North Borneo

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North Borneo Stamps
Year
Picture
Note
1883



SG1

SG2

SG3

SG4

SG5

SG6

SG7
The first stamps of North Borneo. SG1-3 and SG6-7 are all perforated 12. SG4-5 are perforated 14. SG 2 and 3 are the provisional issues of North Borneo. SG 2 was handstamped, and any stamps without fullstop or perforated 14 are considered forgery.
1886


SG8

SG9

SG10

SG11

SG12

SG13

SG14

SG15

SG16

SG16a

SG17

SG18

SG18a

SG19

SG19a
All are perforated 14 except SG16, 16a and 17, which are perf. 12. Imperforate examples exist.

SG16a is similar to SG18a, but with perf. 12.

SG19a is with the surcharge inverted.
1886-1887

SG21

SG22

SG23

SG24


SG25

SG26

SG27

SG28

SG29

SG30

SG31

SG32

SG34

SG35

All perforated 14 except SG34 and SG35 (Perf. 12). SG21 is magenta while SG22 is rose. Similarly, SG23 is orange-yellow whereas SG24 is orange. Imperforate example exists. Stamps are mostly found in CTO.
1888 - 1892

SG36

SG37

SG38

SG39

SG40

SG41

SG42

SG43

SG44

SG45

SG46

SG47

SG48

SG49

SG50

SG51

SG52
All Perforated 14. Imperf. exist.Extensively forged especailly the lower values
Redrawn25c. - The letters of "BRITISH NORTH BORNEO" are 2mm high instead of 1.5mm50c. - The 0 of "50" are flat at top and bottom instead of oval$1 - There are 14 pearls at each side instead of 13$2 - "BRITISH" is 11mm long instead of 12mm. Only 6 oars at the side of dhow
1891 - 1892

SG54

SG55

SG55a

SG55b

SG56

SG56a

SG57

SG63

SG64

SG65
The Provisionals
All perf. 14.
Some are without gum.
1894

SG66

SG67

SG68

SG69

SG70

SG71

SG72

SG73

SG74

SG75

SG76

SG78

SG79

SG81

SG82

SG83

SG84

SG85

SG86
The First Pictorials
P 14.5-15 (SG66-79)P 14 (SG81-86)
1895

SG87

SG88

SG89

SG90

SG91
The Provisionals
All perf. 14.
Wide setting is 3.5mm between lines of surcharges. SG88 exists with narrow 2.5mm setting. Examples of narrow setting so far seen only on CTOs.
1897

SG92

SG93

SG94

SG95

SG96

SG97

SG98

SG99

SG100

SG101

SG102

SG103

SG104

SG105

SG106

SG107

SG108

SG109

SG110

SG111

The Second Pictorials
Variable perforations from 13 to 16, and also compound perf.Both SG110 and SG111 are the corrected issue with the addition of "POSTAGE & REVENUE" inscriptions.
1897

SG112

SG113

SG114

SG115

SG116

SG117

SG118

SG119

SG119a

SG121

SG122

SG123

SG124

SG125

SG126
1899 Provisionals
Perf. 14.5 - 15mm.Normal setting of 4.5mm between lines of surcharges. Both SG125 and SG126 have wide setting of 8.5mm. SG121 differs from SG87 in that the space is 4.5mm instead oof 3.5mm Note: Common forged postmark on this issue is "KUDAT AU 15 1899"

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey great job! love your site. i really like north borneo stamps too. think they are simply gorgeous. hope to see the complete stamp issues soon.

warm regards,
harvey (fellow malaysian)
singapore

Marcel said...

Hello Harvey,

Thanks for your comment! I would certainly update and complete the stamp issues soon. It's been painfully slow as I do it purely using html coding. :)

Regards,
Marcel

Anonymous said...

i have saveral north borneo stamps maybe u be interested? i am from sabah

ružička-josef said...

mam celou sbirku jak čiste tak s přetiskem jsem rad

Anonymous said...

Do you want images of any missing items?

josef ruzicka said...

cancel stamp north borneo nechtěji v gibbonsu proč?

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