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Asia/Other : Indonesia pos udara & others

 

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30 Aug 2023
03:30:07pm
Can anyone explain these stamps. I might think that are issued by private carrier service around 1948-50. I can find no mention of them in Scotts. Thank you, MikeImage Not Found

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Benque

30 Aug 2023
03:59:18pm
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In Scott Indonesia, under heading of Republic of Indonesia. Celebrating the failure of the Dutch blockade.

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30 Aug 2023
04:24:29pm

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If I have it correct, after the surrender of Japan to the Allies in 1945, Indonesian Nationalists declared independence. Shortly thereafter, the Dutch tried to re-establish control over their East Indies colony and implemented a naval blockade of the rebel strongholds in Java and Sumatra. In 1949, the Dutch naval blockade was broken by airlifting of supplies into Java and Sumatra. Reminiscent of the Berlin Airlift in Europe. Pos Udara on stamps of Indonesia translates as Air Post.

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30 Aug 2023
08:37:19pm
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Thank you for the good information. It was a mystery to me. Mike

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30 Aug 2023
08:42:08pm

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That's correct Terry ,a very turbulent time .the stamps in question are the Vienna Printings By Stolow & Co,both the first and second issues (identified by the spelling of Indonesia,IE;the fist issues the spelling is Repoeblik and the second is the Americanised version Republik both issues have the overprints"Merdeka Djokjakarta 6 Djuli 1949" there are alrso several S/S available with this overprint.
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05 Sep 2023
01:08:56pm
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I have philatelic covers of these stamps, used in 1949. They were valid for postage for a short time, but you rarely see them.

David Giles
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05 Sep 2023
05:20:32pm

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Yes... it is true that non-philatelic covers dated 1949-1953 with these stamps do exist, but are not often seen. During the turbulent period of transition to an independent republic, postal services overprinted stamps of Netherlands Indies (N.R. Indonesia) for use in Sumatra. I collect only airpost stamps, so these are from my collection:

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The "Vienna" issues are so called because they were printed by the Austrian State Printing Office in Vienna. The American printings were produced in Philadelphia. The overprint of "Merdeka Djokjakarta 6 Djuli 1949" on the Vienna and American stamps is proclaiming the liberation of Jakarta from the Dutch blockade.

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30 Aug 2023
03:30:07pm

Can anyone explain these stamps. I might think that are issued by private carrier service around 1948-50. I can find no mention of them in Scotts. Thank you, MikeImage Not Found

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Benque

30 Aug 2023
03:59:18pm

re: Indonesia pos udara & others

In Scott Indonesia, under heading of Republic of Indonesia. Celebrating the failure of the Dutch blockade.

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30 Aug 2023
04:24:29pm

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re: Indonesia pos udara & others

If I have it correct, after the surrender of Japan to the Allies in 1945, Indonesian Nationalists declared independence. Shortly thereafter, the Dutch tried to re-establish control over their East Indies colony and implemented a naval blockade of the rebel strongholds in Java and Sumatra. In 1949, the Dutch naval blockade was broken by airlifting of supplies into Java and Sumatra. Reminiscent of the Berlin Airlift in Europe. Pos Udara on stamps of Indonesia translates as Air Post.

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Postmaster

30 Aug 2023
08:37:19pm

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Thank you for the good information. It was a mystery to me. Mike

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snowy12

30 Aug 2023
08:42:08pm

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That's correct Terry ,a very turbulent time .the stamps in question are the Vienna Printings By Stolow & Co,both the first and second issues (identified by the spelling of Indonesia,IE;the fist issues the spelling is Repoeblik and the second is the Americanised version Republik both issues have the overprints"Merdeka Djokjakarta 6 Djuli 1949" there are alrso several S/S available with this overprint.
Brian

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05 Sep 2023
01:08:56pm

re: Indonesia pos udara & others

I have philatelic covers of these stamps, used in 1949. They were valid for postage for a short time, but you rarely see them.

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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Terry

05 Sep 2023
05:20:32pm

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re: Indonesia pos udara & others

Yes... it is true that non-philatelic covers dated 1949-1953 with these stamps do exist, but are not often seen. During the turbulent period of transition to an independent republic, postal services overprinted stamps of Netherlands Indies (N.R. Indonesia) for use in Sumatra. I collect only airpost stamps, so these are from my collection:

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The "Vienna" issues are so called because they were printed by the Austrian State Printing Office in Vienna. The American printings were produced in Philadelphia. The overprint of "Merdeka Djokjakarta 6 Djuli 1949" on the Vienna and American stamps is proclaiming the liberation of Jakarta from the Dutch blockade.

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