In 1878 Alfred Dent
formed a British syndicate, and he persuaded the Sultan of Sulu
to cede those parts of
Because of possible
complications with foreign powers, a British Protectorate was declared over the
northern part of
The British North
Borneo Company continued its operations until the Japanese invasion in 1942. On
British North Borneo was granted self-government on 31 August 1963. A little over two weeks later, on 16 September 1963, the state united with Malaya, Sarawak and Singapore, forming the Federation of Malaysia.
Government: British crown colony
Area: 76.115 km˛
Population: 285.000 (1936)
Currency: British North Borneo Dollar (100 cents)
printer: Waterlow & Sons,
perforated: 13˝:14 (1 and 4), 11:11˝ (2 and 3)
1 8 CENTS Hermes, globe, letter, airplane, boat,
train, text "UNIVERSAL / POSTAL
(cat. Michel 273/SG 352/Yvert 276)
2 10 c hemispheres, airplane, steamer, text "1874 / UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION / 1949"
(cat. Michel 274/SG 353/Yvert 277)
3 30 c Hermes scattering letters over globe, text "UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION / 1874 / 1949"
(cat. Michel 275/SG 354/Yvert 278)
4 55 c UPU monument,
(cat. Michel 276/SG 355/Yvert 279)
Freedom from Hunger Campaign
designer: Michael Goaman
5 12 cts collection of 'protein foods', text "FREEDOM FROM HUNGER"
(cat. Michel 329/SG 407/Yvert 331)