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Labuan

1st May 1879

British Colony 37

Lab1
  #1 xxx

perf 14, wmk, engraved
Printed dy De La Rue, London

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
2 cents green   1 1      
6c orange-brown   2 2      
12c carmine   3 3      
16c blue   4 4      

Labuan is an island off the north coast of Borneo, It was ceded to GB by the Sultan of Brunei in December 1846. It issued its own stamps from 1879 until 1904, but in 1906 was incorporated with Straight Settlements and used their stamps thereafter (as it had prior to 1879).

Sources: ScS, SGP1.

Image from David Olson.

FI ref: 199 Page credit: NB

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