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British North Borneo $5 (1889) CTO
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
British North Borneo
Type
Stamp (Single)
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
BRITISH NORTH BORNEO POSTAGE & REVENUE FIVE DOLLARS ليم رڠڬت 伍員
Face Value
5 Dollar
Printer
Blades, East and Blades, London
Printing Method
Lithography
Gum
Gum
Dimension
31 × 43 mm
Perforation Gauge
14
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Cancelled To Order - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
49
Gibbons Stamp Catalogue Commonwealth & British Empire Stamps (1840-1952)
48
Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog
50
Standard Stamp Catalog of Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei
British North Borneo $5 (1889) CTO
ليم رڠڬت BRITISH NORTH BORNEO 伍員
FIVE DOLLARS FIVE DOLLARS
  POSTAGE & REVENUE  
5   5

Malay word (top-left) was an old spelling, with modern spelling version ليما ريڠڬيت and pronunciation is LIMA RINGGIT.

"Stain" noticed when seen from reverse was caused by linseed oil properties from the cancellation ink.


CREDITS:
1. Patrick Phuah (Malaysia) for the Chinese characters.
2. StampBoards.com Global Administrator regarding the "stain".
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