Christmas Gift 2
The following two items from Jesselton have probably the earliest dates recorded from this post office for a adhesive and postal history respectively.
There is another later D3 cancellation of JUN 1904 which intrigues. Fortunately it seems to overlay the earlier cancellation. One possible explanation was that this high face value adhesive was on a fiscal document that was later re-endorsed after a loan was paid off.
Please note that I have called this an adhesive rather than a stamp. By definition, a stamp in philatelic terms is an adhesive that had passed through the postal process and "stamped" by a postally valid cancellation.
See another way, this is one of the earliest Christmas card from North Borneo. Merry Christmas!