British Commonwealth

Mint / Unused

Stamps are primarily intended for use on mail, when they are usually found cancelled to prevent fraudulent re-use, but can often be found used for fiscal, telegraphic or other non-postal purposes. Stamps that have not been used for these purposes, remaining uncancelled and ideally in the state in which they could have been purchased over a Post Office counter, are known as 'mint'. 'Unused' denotes a stamp without gum, which might be because it was sensible to issue stamps in this way because a hot and humid climate would make them stick together; it is generally regarded as preferable to collect stamps with gum where possible, but 'unused' may be a less expensive (or the only) way to fill a gap.

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I.F.S. JAMMU&KASHMIR 1877 SG45 Mint

Stock Code: P212011124

I.F.S. BHOPAL 1903 SG92a Mint

Stock Code: P212011125

I.F.S. JAMMU&KASHMIR 1874 SG18 Mint

Stock Code: P212011122

NORTH BORNEO 1930 SGD75 Postage Due

Stock Code: P212011073

NORTH BORNEO 1918 SGD73 Postage Due

Stock Code: P212011072

I.F.S. BIJAWAR 1935 SG1a, 5b Mint

Stock Code: P212011126

NORTH BORNEO 1918 SGD60 Postage Due

Stock Code: P212011066

NORTH BORNEO 1918 SGD64 Postage Due

Stock Code: P212011070