Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is situated in south-east Asia.  It has more than 17 000 islands.  More than half of the population lives on the island of Java.  Jakarta, the capital is situated on this island.  The country has borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia.  Indonesia’s largest island, Borneo, has two other countries situated on it.  Malaysia uses 26% in the north, and the state of Brunei uses 1% of the area within Malaysia.

In 1800, Indonesia became a colony of the Netherlands (called Dutch East Indies).  This was ended by Japan during the 2nd World War.  When Japan surrendered in 1945, Indonesia became independent.  Like many other countries in the world, the move from colonial rule (by the Dutch) to independence has cost millions of lives in civil wars.  Corruption, social unrest and a poor economy have slowed development.  In addition, the presence of many active volcanoes has added to the economic instability due to the eruption of many of them, including many Tsunami’s (caused by underground volcanoes).  Tourism is a good source of foreign exchange, however this has been severely damaged as a source of income since the bombings in Kuta in 2002 which killed over 200 people.  As a result of this incident, many countries issued travel warnings to their citizens.

The first stamp of the Dutch East Indies was issued in 1864.  It was printed in the Netherlands and has a picture of King Willem III of the Netherlands.  The Republic of Indonesia issued its first stamps after independence in 1945.

Dutch Administration

1949

Various Scenes Series (New Currency)

Indonesia-555-AN26

SG # 555

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-556-AN26

SG # 556

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-557-AN26

SG # 557

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-560-AN26

SG # 560

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-563-AN26

SG # 563

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-566-AN26

SG # 566

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-568-AN26

SG # 568

Used 

 

 

 

 

United States of Indonesia

1950

Stamps of 1949 (Overprinted RIS)

Indonesia-584-AN26

SG # 584

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-585-AN26

SG # 585

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1951

Various Pictures Series

Indonesia-613-AN29

SG # 613

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-615-AN29

SG # 615

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-616-AN29

SG # 616

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-618-AN29

SG # 618

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-619-AN29

SG # 619

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-622-AN26

SG # 622

Used 

 

 

 

Indonesia-623-AN26

SG # 623

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 627

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-630-AN27

SG # 630

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-631-AN27

SG # 631

Used 

 

 

 

 

SG # 635

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-636-AN27

SG # 636

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-637-AN27

SG # 637

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-638-AN27

SG # 638

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-640-AN27

SG # 640

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1955

Indonesian Elections

Indonesia-702-J64

SG # 702

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1956

Various Scenes Series

Indonesia-719-AN30

SG # 719

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1959

11th Colombo Plan Conference Series (Djakarta)

Indonesia-814-AK17

SG # 814

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-815-AK17

SG # 815

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-816-AK17

SG # 816

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-817-AK17

SG # 817

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-818-AK17

SG # 818

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1960

Agricultural Products Series

Indonesia-831-J64

SG # 831

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Indonesia-833-AN30

SG # 833

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Indonesia-836-AN30

SG # 836

Used 

 

 

 

1961

Thomas Cup, World Badminton Championship Series

SG # 865

Used (Hinged)

 

 

1962

Ramayana Dancers Series

SG # 898

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

4th Asian Games, Djakarta Series

SG # 904

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Indonesia-908-AN29

SG # 908

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-909-AN29

SG # 909

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-910-AN29

SG # 910

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 911

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 921

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1964

President Sukarno Series

Indonesia-988-AN28

SG # 988

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Transport Series

SG # 1005

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 1006

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

SG # 1007

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1965

10th Anniversary of the 1st Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung

SG # 1031

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

President Sukarno Series (Inscribed CONEFO)

Indonesia-1036-AN28

SG # 1036

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1040-AN28

SG # 1040

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1042-AN28

SG # 1042

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1043-AN28

SG # 1043

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1966

President Sukarno Series (Revalued Currency, inscribed 1966 or 1967)

Indonesia-1084-AN28

SG # 1084

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1085-AN28

SG # 1085

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1086-AN28

SG # 1086

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1089-AN28SG # 1089

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1091-AN28

SG # 1091

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1094-AN28

SG # 1094

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Maritime Day Series

SG # 1117

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1118

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

SG # 1121

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1969

50th Anniversary of League of Red Cross Societies Series

Indonesia-1231-AN30

SG # 1231

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Five-Year Development Plan Series

Indonesia-1242-AN30

SG # 1242

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

President Suharto Series

Indonesia-1377-AN27

SG # 1377

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1380-AN27

SG # 1380

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1980

President Suharto Series

Indonesia-1581a-AN27

SG # 1581a

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1585-AN27

SG # 1585

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1586b-AN27

SG # 1585b

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-1586c-AN27

SG # 1586c

Used 

 

 

 

 

1982

President Suharto Series

Indonesia-1678-AN27

SG # 1678

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1984

Forestry Series

Indonesia-1740-AN29

SG # 1740

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

 

1986

4th Five-Year Plan Series

Indonesia-1811-AN30

SG # 1811

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1993

4th Five-Year Plan Series

Indonesia-2080-AN30

SG # 2080

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

Indonesia-2081-AN30

SG # 2081

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1994

6th Five Year Plan Series

Indonesia-2127-AN30

SG # 2127

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-2129y-AN29

Used 

 

 

 

 

Indonesia-2129y.1-AN29

SG # 2129

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1996

Greetings Stamps Series (Inscribed Selamat Hari Raya – Happy Holiday)

Indonesia-2222-AN30

SG # 2222

Used 

 

 

 

1997

National Foster Parents Movement Series

Indonesia-2369-AN29

SG # 2369

Used 

 

 

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