Key: 5160  
Country:
Group: Dutch
Volume: 49
Issued: 2364 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,919,440 sq.km; Population - 228,437,000; Capital - Jakarta
A Republic, the largest archipelago in the world, extending from southeast Asia
to Australia. Economy based on export of petroleum, rubber, coffee and timber.
Formerly the Dutch Colony of NETHERLANDS INDIES, occupied by Japan during World
War II between the years 1942-45. Proclaimed its independence on August 1945
which was recognized only in 1949, comprising at that time all the former
territory of Netherlands Indies except for WEST NEW GUINEA, which was conjoined
to Indonesia in 1963 as WEST IRIAN under United Nations supervision, and became
an integral part of it in 1970. The island of TIMOR also became part of
Indonesia in 1975. Between 1954-1964, separate stamps were issued to Islands
RIAU-LINGGA ARCHIPELAGO, due to currency differences.
In 1950 a group of islands named SOUTH MOLUCCAS unilaterally declared its independence.
First stamps issued in 1945. Indirect UPU membership from 1877 as Dutch colony,
since January 1st, 1922 as Netherlands Indies. Annual output about 80.
The overprint O.R.I. = Oeang Repoeblik Indonesia = Indonesian Republican Money
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Inscriptions
INDONESIA overprinted on stamps of Netherlands Indies
INDONESIA
REPOEBLIK INDONESIA overprinted on stamps of Netherlands Indies
REPOEBLIK INDONESIA overprinted on stamps of Java (Japanese Occupation)
REPOEBLIK INDONESIA
REPUBLIK INDONESIA
N.R.INDONESIA
N.R.I overprinted on Fiscal stamps of Sumatra (Japanese Occupation)
O.R.I. overprinted ornamently on stamps of Indonesia
O.R.I. overprinted ornamently on stamps of Japan
REPUBLIK INDONESIA SERIKAT
RIS overprinted on stamps of Indonesia
BAJAR PORTO overprinted on Postage Due stamps of Netherlands Indies
BAJAR PORTO

Index
INDONESIA
      Dutch controlled 1948-1949
      Republic 1945-1948
         Java and Madura
         Sumatra
      United States of Indonesia 1950
      Indonesian Republic 1950-
      Postage Due Stamps
      Special Delivery Stamps
 
Currency
100 Sen = 1 Rupiah
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Related Countries

NETHERLANDS INDIES
Netherlands Indies

WEST NEW GUINEA
West New Guinea

WEST IRIAN
West Irian

TIMOR
Timor

RIAU-LINGGA ARCHIPELAGO
Riau-lingga Archipelago

SOUTH MOLUCCAS
South Moluccas