This temporary hand stamp was made of rubber and needed replacing at regular intervals. With use, it gradually degrades and produces wavy lines which adds to its desirability. The 8 point star shows up very well in this example.
The small part cancel in black on the left margin is most probably a Jesselton Australian type transit marking. The mail were sorted at the General Post Office(GPO) in Jesselton before being forwarded towards their destination .
This is either a Semporna D1 or a Keningau D1 or even a Papar D1 postmark as they are all temporary hand stamps with the same basic design. Papar D1 was in use for less than a year while the other two went on for 2 years.
Part 1 of this topic was in September 2011.
I will be travelling in the next few weeks. Posting will be rare or at best erratic.