North Borneo Stamps

North Borneo Stamps

Year
First Issue of North Borneo stamps
Note
1883

SG1

SG2

SG3

SG4

SG5

SG6

SG7
The first issue of North Borneo stamps.
SG1-3 and SG6-7 are all perforated 12.
SG4-5 are perforated 14.
SG2-3 are the provisional issues of North Borneo.
Note: SG2 was handstamped, and any stamps without full stop or perforated 14 are considered forgery. Genuine stamps are probably found only from transfer A sheet.


Year
Second issue of North Borneo stamps
Note
1886
 

SG8

SG9

SG10

SG11

SG12

SG13

SG14

SG15

SG16

SG16a

SG17

SG18

SG18a

SG19

SG19a

The second issue of North Borneo stamps

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.

 


Year
Third issue of North Borneo stamps
Note
1886-1887

SG21

SG22

SG23

SG24

 

SG25

SG26

SG27

SG28

SG29

SG30

SG31

SG32

SG34

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


Year
Fourth issue of North Borneo stamps
Note
1888 – 1892

SG36

SG37

SG38

SG39

SG40

SG41

SG42

SG43

SG44

SG45

SG46

SG47

SG48

SG49

SG50

SG51

SG52
The fourth issue
All Perforated 14. Imperf. exist.
Extensively forged especially the lower values. Denominations from 25¢ to $2 are redrawn from the third issue stamps (1886-87) 

Redrawn 25¢
The letters of “BRITISH NORTH BORNEO” are 2mm high instead of 1.5mm
Redrawn 50¢
The 0 of “50” are flat at top and bottom instead of oval
Redrawn $1
There are 14 pearls at each side instead of 13
Redrawn $2
“BRITISH” is 11mm long instead of 12mm. Only 6 oars at the side of dhow


Year
The Provisional Issue of North Borneo Stamps
Note
1891 – 1892

SG54

SG55

SG55a

SG55b

SG56

SG57

SG63

SG64

SG65
The Provisional Stamps Issue
All Perforated 14.
Some are without gum.


Year
The First Pictorial Issue of North Borneo Stamps
Note
1894

SG66

SG67

SG68

SG69

SG70

SG71

SG72

SG73

SG74

SG75

SG76

SG78

SG79

SG81

SG82

SG83

SG84

SG85

SG86
The First Pictorial
The first pictorial issue of North Borneo stamps are printed by Waterlow and Sons, London (the earlier stamps are printed by Blades, East and Blades, London)
 
 


Year
The Second Provisional Issue
Note
1895

SG87

SG88

SG89

SG90

SG91
The Provisional Stamps Issue
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.


Year
Second Pictorial Issues of North Borneo stamps
Note
1897
 

SG92

SG93

SG94

SG95

SG96

SG97

SG98

SG99

SG100

SG101

SG102

SG103

SG104

SG105

SG106

SG107

SG108

SG109

SG110

SG111

The second Pictorial stamps issue of North Borneo

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.

 


Year
Four cents surcharge
Note
1899
 

North Borneo SG112

SG112
North Borneo SG113

SG113
North Borneo SG114

SG114

SG115

SG116

SG117

SG118

SG119

SG121

SG122

SG123

SG123a
North Borneo SG124

SG124

SG125

SG126

Four cents surcharge

Perforated 14.5-15.

SG112-124: 4.5mm between lines of surcharge.

SG125-126: 8.5mm between lines of surcharge.

Note: Stanley Gibbons mentions that examples of KUDAT postmarks dated “AU 15 1899” on this issue are considered faked. However, they are probably CTOs instead of fakes.

 

 






Year
1909-23 Pictorial issue
Note
1909-23
 

158

SG158
160

SG160
161

SG161
163

SG163
164

SG164
165

SG165
167

SG167

SG169

SG171

SG173

SG174

SG175
North Borneo SG124

SG176

SG177

1909-23 Pictorial issue

Perforated 13.5-14.

Note: For this issue with Perf 12½, see 1925-28 issue.

 

 


Year
1911 high value issue
Note
1911
 

SG178

SG179

SG180

SG181

SG182

SG183

1911 issue

Perforated 13½-14.

Recess-printed by Waterlow.

 




Year
1916 Surcharge
Note
1916
 

SG186

SG187

SG188

1916 Surcharge

Perforated 13½ – 14.

Surcharge on SG162, 167 and 173 by Govt. Printing Office, Sandakan. 

 


Year
Maltese Cross Semi-postal overprint
Note
1916
 

North Borneo SG189

SG189
North Borneo SG190

SG190
North Borneo SG191

SG191

SG192

SG193

SG194

SG195

SG196

SG197

SG198

SG199

SG200
North Borneo SG201

SG201

SG202

SG203

SG204

SG205

SG206

SG207

SG208

SG209

SG210

SG211

SG212

SG213

Maltese Cross Overprint

Vermillion or carmine overprint on stamps of 1909-11 issue.

SG189-201: Cross in thick, shiny vermillion ink.

SG202-213: Cross in shades of carmine (matt ink)

Note: The British North Borneo Company donated a proportion of this issue to be sold by the National Philatelic War Fund for the benefit of the Red Cross and St. John’s Ambulance Brigade.

 

 












Year
50th Anniversary of British North Borneo Company
Note
1931
 

SG295

SG296

SG297

S298

SG299

SG300

SG301

SG302

1931 Issue for the 50th Anniversary of British North Borneo Company

Perforated 12½.

One of the most ornamental issues of North Borneo stamps. 

Examples of all values are known showing a forged JESSELTON postmark dated “22 AUG 1931” 

 


Year
1939 Pictorial Issues of North Borneo
Note
1939
 

SG303

SG304

SG305

SG306

SG307

SG308

SG309

SG310

SG311

SG312

SG313

SG314

SG315

SG316

SG317

1939 Pictorial issue of North Borneo Stamps

Perforated 12½.

Known showing forged postmarks of JESSELTON dated “22 AUG 1941” and “15 JA 48“.