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Auction: 19033 - Stamps and Covers of South East Asia
Lot: 682

North Borneo
Covers and Cancellations
1891 (28 Apr.) "O.S." envelope (182x97mm.; a little truncated at right) registered from Sandakan to USA, showing superb 49mm. double-ring "post office/Arms/sandakan" in red, fine "sandakan" c.d.s. (Type D4) in red, framed registration h.s. (Type R2) and, on reverse, New York (19.6), Boston (20.6) and arrival datestamps. Very unusual. Photo

Note: North Borneo joined the U.P.U. on 1 January 1891. Under U.P.U. regulations letters on Post Office business were free of postage.

Patrick Cassels, April 2008

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