North Borneo became a British Colony in 1946. Labuan, an island located in the East Indies of the northwest coast of Borneo, became part of the colony on July 15, 1946. The colony in turn became a part of Malaysia as the state of Sabah on September 16, 1963.

Labuan 1879 – 1905

History Since the 15th century, the north and west coast of Borneo including the island of Labuan was part of the Bruneian Empire. In the 18th century, Labuan attracted British interest. James Brooke acquired the island for Britain in 1846 through a treaty with the Sultan of Brunei, Omar Ali Saifuddin II on 18 December…

North Borneo 1883 – 1945

Year Description 1883 Type 1, 2c 1883 Type 2+3, 8c on 2c (8 Cents), 8c on 2c (EIGHT CENTS) 1883 Type 4+5, 50c, $1 1895 Type D1 Postage Due Stamps (POSTAGE DUE) vertically: 2c, 3c, 5c, 6c, 18c horizontally: 8c, 12c, 18c, 24c 1886 Type 6+7, 1/2c, 1c, 2c, 4c, 8c, 10c 1886 Type 8,…