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1892 North Borneo - 1892 envelope to Belgium franked with a 6c on 8c and a 2c cancelled by an oval of dots (Proud K2 – State 2) A red SANDAKAN 21 FE 1892 datestamp is on the front of the cover, on the back is an Ostend 28.3.92. arrival c.d.s. The cover has been unevenly trimmed at the top when opened. B.P.A. Certificate.
1892 North Borneo
1892 envelope to Belgium franked with a 6c on 8c and a 2c cancelled by an oval of dots (Proud K2 – State 2) A red SANDAKAN 21 FE 1892 datestamp is on the front of the cover, on the back is an Ostend 28.3.92. arrival c.d.s. The cover has been unevenly trimmed at the top when opened. B.P.A. Certificate.
£750.00
Reference: K2604

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1938 North Borneo - 1938 locally sent envelope franked with a pair of 2c cancelled SANDAKAN 23 JUL 1938.
1938 North Borneo
1938 locally sent envelope franked with a pair of 2c cancelled SANDAKAN 23 JUL 1938.
£80.00
Reference: K2342

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1898 North Borneo - 1898 envelope to Holland franked on the back with an 18c and 2c, paying the 20c double letter rate for a letter between a ½ oz and 1 oz, cancelled SANDAKAN 24 JU 1898. A Roermand 3 AUG 98 arrival datestamp is also on the back of the cover. A rare commercial usage of the 18c stamp. Ex Burrus.
1898 North Borneo
1898 envelope to Holland franked on the back with an 18c and 2c, paying the 20c double letter rate for a letter between a ½ oz and 1 oz, cancelled SANDAKAN 24 JU 1898. A Roermand 3 AUG 98 arrival datestamp is also on the back of the cover. A rare commercial usage of the 18c stamp. Ex Burrus.
£290.00
Reference: K2341

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1918 North Borneo - 1918 cover to Jesselton franked on the back with a 2c cancelled BEAUFORT 19 OCT 1918. An arrival c.d.s. of the same date is also on the back of the cover.
1918 North Borneo
1918 cover to Jesselton franked on the back with a 2c cancelled BEAUFORT 19 OCT 1918. An arrival c.d.s. of the same date is also on the back of the cover.
£190.00
Reference: K2312

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1917 North Borneo - 1917 envelope to Scotland franked with a 4c cancelled BEAUFORT 26 SEP 1917. A violet Jesselton 26 SEP 1917 transit c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.
1917 North Borneo
1917 envelope to Scotland franked with a 4c cancelled BEAUFORT 26 SEP 1917. A violet Jesselton 26 SEP 1917 transit c.d.s. is on the back of the cover.
£175.00
Reference: K2295

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1908 North Borneo - 1908 picture post card (The Sandakan Club) to the USA bearing a 4c cancelled SANDAKAN 20 FEB 1908. A Singapore MR 2 transit and Lyons AP  2 08 arrival c.d.s. are also on the card.
1908 North Borneo - 1908 picture post card (The Sandakan Club) to the USA bearing a 4c cancelled SANDAKAN 20 FEB 1908. A Singapore MR 2 transit and Lyons AP  2 08 arrival c.d.s. are also on the card.
1908 North Borneo
1908 picture post card (The Sandakan Club) to the USA bearing a 4c cancelled SANDAKAN 20 FEB 1908. A Singapore MR 2 transit and Lyons AP 2 08 arrival c.d.s. are also on the card.
£70.00
Reference: K2288

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1931 North Borneo - 1931 registered envelope to Hong Kong franked on the back with a 12c and 6c cancelled LAHAD DATU MY 1931. Sandakan 9 MY transit and Singapore 18 MY 1931 arrival cancels are also on the back of the cover that has been slightly truncated at the left.
1931 North Borneo
1931 registered envelope to Hong Kong franked on the back with a 12c and 6c cancelled LAHAD DATU MY 1931. Sandakan 9 MY transit and Singapore 18 MY 1931 arrival cancels are also on the back of the cover that has been slightly truncated at the left.
£150.00
Reference: K2282

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1919 North Borneo - 1919 underpaid envelope to the U.S.A. franked with a 6c cancelled SANDAKAN 15 MAY 1919. As the rate to the USA should have been 10c per ½oz, the cover was taxed with a triangulat T tax mark struck next to the stamp. (Proud UP4) On arrival in the US a further tax mark was applied with a manuscript 4 inserted. Cover faults including a piece cut out of the back, and the backflap missing, but a good example of taxed mail.
1919 North Borneo
1919 underpaid envelope to the U.S.A. franked with a 6c cancelled SANDAKAN 15 MAY 1919. As the rate to the USA should have been 10c per ½oz, the cover was taxed with a triangulat 'T' tax mark struck next to the stamp. (Proud UP4) On arrival in the US a further tax mark was applied with a manuscript '4' inserted. Cover faults including a piece cut out of the back, and the backflap missing, but a good example of taxed mail.
£100.00
Reference: K2279

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1928 North Borneo -  1928 registered envelope to England franked with a pair of 4c, a 5c, 3c and 2c on the front and two 3c and a 6c on the back, paying a 30c rate, cancelled by the large JESSELTON B. N. B. 19 SEP 1928 datestamps. (Proud R10) A London 20 OC 28 arrival cancel is on the back of the cover. An uncommon registration label with the letter K is at the upper left, this type unrecorded by Proud.
1928 North Borneo -  1928 registered envelope to England franked with a pair of 4c, a 5c, 3c and 2c on the front and two 3c and a 6c on the back, paying a 30c rate, cancelled by the large JESSELTON B. N. B. 19 SEP 1928 datestamps. (Proud R10) A London 20 OC 28 arrival cancel is on the back of the cover. An uncommon registration label with the letter K is at the upper left, this type unrecorded by Proud.
1928 North Borneo
1928 registered envelope to England franked with a pair of 4c, a 5c, 3c and 2c on the front and two 3c and a 6c on the back, paying a 30c rate, cancelled by the large JESSELTON B. N. B. 19 SEP 1928 datestamps. (Proud R10) A London 20 OC 28 arrival cancel is on the back of the cover. An uncommon registration label with the letter 'K' is at the upper left, this type unrecorded by Proud.
£325.00
Reference: K2276

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1916 North Borneo - 1916 envelope to Singapore franked with a pair of 2c cancelled JESSELTON 8 APL 1916. A Singapore 14 AP 1916 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
1916 North Borneo
1916 envelope to Singapore franked with a pair of 2c cancelled JESSELTON 8 APL 1916. A Singapore 14 AP 1916 arrival c.d.s. is on the back.
£150.00
Reference: K2275

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1920 Sarawak - 1920 4c post card to France with a T tax mark that was probably applied in Kuching, cancelled MUKAH 13 NOV 1920. Kuching 15 NOV and Singapore 19 NO 20 transit cancels are on the front of the card. Why it should have received a tax mark is unclear as the rate for a post card to a non Commonwealth country was 4c, so this was correctly rated.
1920 Sarawak
1920 4c post card to France with a 'T' tax mark that was probably applied in Kuching, cancelled MUKAH 13 NOV 1920. Kuching 15 NOV and Singapore 19 NO 20 transit cancels are on the front of the card. Why it should have received a tax mark is unclear as the rate for a post card to a non Commonwealth country was 4c, so this was correctly rated.
£475.00
Reference: K2270

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1937 Sarawak - 1937 envelope to Kuching franked with a 2c and 3c, paying the 5c internal letter rate, cancelled MATU 11 NOV 1937. (Proud D3) A Kuching 19 NOV 1937 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Matu was a small coastal town 35 miles north east of Sibu.
1937 Sarawak
1937 envelope to Kuching franked with a 2c and 3c, paying the 5c internal letter rate, cancelled MATU 11 NOV 1937. (Proud D3) A Kuching 19 NOV 1937 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Matu was a small coastal town 35 miles north east of Sibu.
£175.00
Reference: K2269

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1901 North Borneo -  1901 envelope to Manila, Philippines, endorsed pr S. S. Rajahuro, franked with a 2c and two 4c, paying the 10c rate for a ½ oz letter to a Commonwealth country, cancelled SANDAKAN 6 MR 1901. A Manila MAR 9 01 arrival cancel is on the back.
1901 North Borneo
1901 envelope to Manila, Philippines, endorsed 'pr S. S. Rajahuro', franked with a 2c and two 4c, paying the 10c rate for a ½ oz letter to a Commonwealth country, cancelled SANDAKAN 6 MR 1901. A Manila MAR 9 01 arrival cancel is on the back.
£250.00
Reference: K2266

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1936 North Borneo - 1936 air mail envelope to England, endorsed Imperial bearing a 25c cancelled KUDAT 21 JUL 1936. A Jesselton 22 JUL transit c.d.s. is on the back of the cover. The new 25c rate for mail up to a ½ oz on Imperial Airways was introduced in 1935.
1936 North Borneo
1936 air mail envelope to England, endorsed 'Imperial' bearing a 25c cancelled KUDAT 21 JUL 1936. A Jesselton 22 JUL transit c.d.s. is on the back of the cover. The new 25c rate for mail up to a ½ oz on Imperial Airways was introduced in 1935.
£50.00
Reference: K2265

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1899 North Borneo - 1899 3c post card to Singapore cancelled KUDAT 6 NOV 99. Two Labuan transit cancels (6 & 7 NOV) and a Singapore arrival c.d.s. are on the front of the card.
1899 North Borneo
1899 3c post card to Singapore cancelled KUDAT 6 NOV 99. Two Labuan transit cancels (6 & 7 NOV) and a Singapore arrival c.d.s. are on the front of the card.
£200.00
Reference: K2264

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1936 North Borneo -  1936 unsealed envelope to Czechoslovakia endorsed Printed Matter Only bearing a 2c and 1c to pay the 3c rate for printed matter up to 2 oz, cancelled SANDAKAN 25 MAY 1936. An unusual destination.
1936 North Borneo
1936 unsealed envelope to Czechoslovakia endorsed 'Printed Matter Only' bearing a 2c and 1c to pay the 3c rate for printed matter up to 2 oz, cancelled SANDAKAN 25 MAY 1936. An unusual destination.
£175.00
Reference: K2253

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1905 North Borneo - 1905 picture post card (The Memorial Tower, Sandakan) to the USA bearing a 4c, overprinted BRITISH PROTECTORATE cancelled SANDAKAN 29 MAR 1905.  Hong Kong 14 AP and Seattle MY 10 transit cancels also tie the stamp. An arrival c.d.s. of 15 MAY 05 is at the left of the card. An early post card from North Borneo.
1905 North Borneo
1905 picture post card (The Memorial Tower, Sandakan) to the USA bearing a 4c, overprinted 'BRITISH PROTECTORATE' cancelled SANDAKAN 29 MAR 1905. Hong Kong 14 AP and Seattle MY 10 transit cancels also tie the stamp. An arrival c.d.s. of 15 MAY 05 is at the left of the card. An early post card from North Borneo.
£95.00
Reference: K2252

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1894 North Borneo - 1894 1c postal card, locally addressed and cancelled KUDAT 6 JAN 94, but then forwarded to Singapore where it arrived on January 22. A blue manuscript 2 is on the front of the card denoting the extra to be paid as the rate to Singapore for a post card was 3c at that time. (No deficiency charged) Unusual.
1894 North Borneo
1894 1c postal card, locally addressed and cancelled KUDAT 6 JAN 94, but then forwarded to Singapore where it arrived on January 22. A blue manuscript '2' is on the front of the card denoting the extra to be paid as the rate to Singapore for a post card was 3c at that time. (No deficiency charged) Unusual.
£200.00
Reference: K2236

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1897 North Borneo - 1897 1c post card (H&G 3) to England with a 3c added to pay the 4c rate, cancelled SANDAKAN 13 NO 1897. A Tunbridge Wells DE 19 97 arrival cancel is on the front of the card.
1897 North Borneo
1897 1c post card (H&G 3) to England with a 3c added to pay the 4c rate, cancelled SANDAKAN 13 NO 1897. A Tunbridge Wells DE 19 97 arrival cancel is on the front of the card.
£140.00
Reference: K2195

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1926 North Borneo - 1926 envelope to Canada, endorsed Via Hong Kong, bearing a 3c, 2c and 1c, paying the 6c Imperial rate, cancelled SANDAKAN 11 APR 1926. On the back are Hong Kong 20 AP and Sydney MY 11 26 transit cancels. An uncommon destination for mail from North Borneo.
1926 North Borneo
1926 envelope to Canada, endorsed 'Via Hong Kong', bearing a 3c, 2c and 1c, paying the 6c 'Imperial' rate, cancelled SANDAKAN 11 APR 1926. On the back are Hong Kong 20 AP and Sydney MY 11 26 transit cancels. An uncommon destination for mail from North Borneo.
£95.00
Reference: K2197

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