1890 (12 Nov) envelope (250 x 110mm) registered from Sandakan to London, bearing 1886-87 1c. block of 6 and two pairs (both on reverse), 2c. (9 including 2 pairs), 5c (4, a pair on reverse), 8c strip of four and 1889 3c. (5, a pair on reverse) and 5c. (5, three on reverse), all cancelled by 14 bar oval, showing red depatch and arrival datestamp (20.12.) on reverse, framed "registered no" handstamp; some small faults and the envelope with vertical fold (crosses an 8c.) and with piece missing from top left corner. A most remarkable franking at a rate for registered mail via London, overfranked for mail to London
1892 (23 Aug) ‘1 Cent’ on 8c. stationery card uprated 8c. sent registered to Berlin cancelled by red Sandakan cds, registration handstamp top left, numbered “37”, arrival cds bottom left, reverse with Hong Kong transit of AU 29. Short message, a good clean example.
1893 registered cover to London franked 1888-92 6c. lake horizontal strip of three tied by two bar grills cancels, red Sandakan cds in association also tying strip, red framed registration at left and registered arrival, reverse with arrival cds and company arrival handstamp; fine and attractive.
1905 registered cover from Sandakan to New York franked at 18c. rate by 1897-1902 3c. green and rosy mauve, perf 13½ -14, and 1901-05 ‘BRITISH PROTECTORATE’ 5c. black and orange-vermilion, strip of three, perf 14½-15, tied by two fine strikes of despatch cds, with very fine type R5 registration cachet at lower left. Backstamps of Singapore, London, New York and Syracuse. Some slight inconsequential toning.
1909 Waterlow & Sons Ltd perforated proof for the 5c. elephant value in unissued colours, a sheetlet of 9 with each stamp overprinted with small punch hole. One of the two sheets found in the Waterlow stock of line perforated with imperf horizontally between stamps. The central stamp also shows extra shading below elephant’s head. Very fine unused without gum.
1909-23 Waterlow & Sons perforated proof of 12c. ‘Palm Cockatoo’ in unissued colours of red and black in complete sheetlet of nine, each stamp overprinted ‘Waterlow & Sons Ltd Specimen’ with small punch hole in corner, the stamps within the sheet are imperforate horizontally between each other but not margin, fresh unused without gum. Very rare.
1932 (Mar 20) United States postal stationery envelope from Pittsburg to Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, forwarded as instructed (in manuscript top left) to North borneo, with large framed Rhodesian instructional handstamp and hand illustrated handstamp and two framed OVER handstamps, reverse with Salisbury cancel of 28 Apr, Bandojermasin transit of 9.6. and Jesselton B.N.B. cds of 22 Jun, red oval DEAD LETTER OFFICE/ SINGAPORE handstamp, two U.S. Dead Letter Office cancels of Aug 16 ad Nov 5.
1940 cover to Georgetown, Mass., USA bearing single franking 12c. tied Sandakan cds, endorsed “Via Hong Kong &/ Pacific”, Passed By Censor sealing tape tied on front and back ‘PASSED BY/ 19/ CENSOR/ NORTH BORNEO’, Victoria Hong Kong transit backstamp and triangular framed censor handstamp on front.