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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

British North Borneo-1886-87-A Half Cent (magenta) Postage Stamp-Illustrated


Illustrated is the Half Cent (magenta) stamp issued for British North Borneo between 1886 and 1887. The British government had taken over administration of North Borneo from the British North Borneo Company and new stamp designs were introduced in 1886. Similar in design to previous issues (see North Borneo 8 Cent (green) this blog) but with the new legend "British North Borneo" over the top of the stamp with the legend "Postage" formerly at the top placed under the heraldic design. The perforation of previous issues of 12 was altered to 14. Most of the stamps in this set are more highly valued lightly postally used than mint.

 

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