International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Indonesia

IndonesiaEdit

  • Meter stamps were first used during the Dutch colonial period when it was known as the Dutch or Netherlands East Indies. The colony was occupied by the Japanese during World War Two. After the war a native uprising against the Dutch ended with independence in December 1949 except for the province of Irian Jaya (West New Guinea) which remained in Dutch control until 1963.
  • The stamps are grouped according to political inscription and usage:
A - Dutch East Indies, inscribed “NED-INDIE” or “NED.INDIE”, 1929
B - Japanese Occupation, inscribed “DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU YUBIN” or without country name, 1942
C - Pre-independence Indonesia, inscribed “INDONESIA”, 1945
D - Republic of Indonesia, inscribed “REPUBLIK INDONESIA”, 1949
E - Dutch controlled Irian Jaya, inscribed “NEDERLANDS NIEUW-GUINEA”, 1950-1963
PO - Franks generated only by Post Office meters


NOTE: Group D has been extensively revised from the printed version of this catalog. Apologies offered to those inconvenienced by the changes.


GROUP A: Dutch colonial period, stamps inscribed “NED-INDIE” or “ned.indie”Edit


Indonesia stamp type A1A.jpg
Indonesia stamp type A1a.jpg
Indonesia stamp type A1B.jpg
Indonesia stamp type A1bb.jpg


A1. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1929.

Horizontal shield-shaped frank with concave sides superimposed by smaller shields containing “Ct”.
“NED-INDIE” at top, post horn at bottom.
With or without 4-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
The meter number appears in the bottom of the town mark. Meter numbers 1–91.
A. "NED-INDIE" serifed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
B. "NED-INDIE" sanserif, meters 1 and 8 only MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0(½) (A, meters 20 and 38) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0(½) (A, meters 28 and 29) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½) (A,O)
MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½) (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000■ (A, meter 15) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00— (A, meter 7)
a. Post Office stamp. Very narrow spacing. Town mark contains "P.T.T". Without meter number MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Quite rare. Value uncertain]
b. Value figures rectangular

NOTE: Meter no. 1 was re-engraved at some point. It is known both with "NED-INDIE" serifed and sanserif.





Indonesia stamp type A2A.jpg
Indonesia stamp type A2B.jpg




A2. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1929.

Very similar to Type A1 but spacing between TM and frank is narrower.
Four-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
Meter numbers 200-206, and 210.
A. "NED-INDIE" serifed MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
B. "NED-INDIE" sanserif (meters 205 and 206) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$40]
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½) (O, meter 210) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½) (O, meters 200-206)









Indonesia stamp type A3.jpg


A3. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

Rectangular design with frameless “ned.indie” at top.
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank.
Meter numbers 1–91, and 105.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0(½) (A,O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0(½) (A, meters 333 and 336 only) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½) (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½) (A,O)





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A4. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1938. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$100]

Very similar to Type A3 but spacing between TM and frank is narrower.
Four-digit impression counter number high between TM and frank.
Meter numbers 200-206, and 210.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½) (O) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000(½) (O)









GROUP B: Stamps issued during the Japanese occupation of World War TwoEdit

  • Stamps inscribed “DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU YUBIN” or with country inscription excised.


Indonesia stamp type B1.jpg
Indonesia stamp type B1 Semarang.jpg













B1. Francotyp “C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]

As Type A1 but with country name removed from top of frank.
Two meters known, Djakarta #48, and Semarang #1.
Four-digit impression counter number between frank and TM.
TM: BIC with Japanese Year of Emperor ("03" and "04" seen) instead of western year in the date.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0(½) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½)






Indonesia stamp type B2.jpg


B2. Francotyp “C” (MV), 1942. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$500]

Japanese character at top and “DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU YUBIN” at bottom.
“S” for Sen in shields at sides.
One meter known, #82.
Four-digit impression counter number between frank and TM.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½)









GROUP C: Pre-independence Indonesia, stamps have “INDONESIA” aloneEdit


Indonesia stamp type C1.jpg


C1. Francotyp ”C” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type A3 but inscribed “INDONESIA”.
With or without impression counter number.
M# 1–91, 99, 301 up, 401 up.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½)







NOTE: It is possible a Francotyp model "B" meter with Group C frank was used. If so the stamp would differ from Type C1 by having stops in the date and slightly narrower spacing between the town mark and frank.




Indonesia stamp type C2.jpg


C2. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1949. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$35]

As Type A4 but inscribed “INDONESIA”.
M# without prefix at bottom of TM. M# 200-206, 210.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½)








GROUP D: Issues of the Republic, stamps inscribed “REPUBLIK INDONESIA”Edit



Sub-Group DA: “REPUBLIK INDONESIA” unframed at topEdit

  • Frank with straight vertical line ornaments at left and horizontal line ornaments at right


Indonesia stamp type DA1.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DA1 in red.jpg

DA1. Francotyp "C” (MV), in use May to November 1946. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25 unused, $75 used]

Provisional stamp printed in brown, black, or red with country name removed from the top of the frank, applied to postal stationery.
With boxed “REPOEBLIK/ INDONESIA” or "REPOEBLIK/ INDONESIA PTT" in red or violet added by handstamp.
Used by the postal service to pre-frank postal cards and other stationery sold over the counter.
A. Frank only
B. With 4-digit impression counter number at top left of the frank
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg003, 005, 007, 010
a. On envelope instead of postal card MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Very rare, value unknown]
b. On wrapper instead of postal card MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Very rare, value unknown]
c. V/F: "100", for express mail service MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Extremely rare, value unknown]



Indonesia stamp type DA2A.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DA2B.jpg




DA2. Francotyp “C” (MV).

As Type C1 but with changed inscription.
With or without impression counter number high between TM and frank.
Meter numbers 1-99, 301 up, 401 up.
A. Values in “Sen”
B. Values in “Rp” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½)MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000










NOTE: It is possible a Francotyp model "B" meter with Sub-group DA frank was used. If so the stamp would differ from Type DA2 by having stops in the date and slightly narrower spacing between the town mark and frank.





Indonesia stamp type DA3.jpg


DA3. Francotyp “A” (MV), 1951. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type C2 but with changed inscription.
Value in “Sen”. M# 200-206, and 210.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg00(½)





Indonesia stamp type DA4A.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DA4B.jpg




DA4. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Similar to Types D2-3 but spacing very narrow.
Without impression counter number.
TM: BIC
A. Values in “Sen"
B. Values in “Rp” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat 5-point asterisk.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg◆0000







Indonesia stamp type DA5.jpg

DA5. Neopost “405/505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank as previous DA types.
Date figures are smaller, and value figures and widely spaced.
Value in “Rp.”.
Without meter number.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Indonesia stamp type DA6.jpg

DA6. Universal “MultiValue” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Frank as previous DA types.
Meter number with “A” prefix at bottom of TM.
Value figures of variable thickness.
Values in “Sen”.
TM: BIC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Indonesia stamp type DA7.jpg


DA7. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

As Type DA6 but value figures are of even thickness.
Meter number with “P.B.” prefix at bottom of TM.
Values in “Rp.”.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg=0.000




Indonesia stamp type DA8.jpg


DA8. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Without box in lower right corner for currency indicator.
Left side of frank is wider that previous DA types.
“Rp” added at left of value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00oo









Sub-group DB: Rectangular frank with single-line, simulated-perforation borderEdit




Indonesia stamp type DB1.jpg

DB1. Satas “Rotary RT” (MV).

Country inscription in one line at top with “POS & GIRO” below it.
Pentagon logo with rays at bottom.
A small star appears at left side.
Value figures centered in frank.
Date figures short.
Without meter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000


Indonesia stamp type DB2.jpg


DB2. Satas “Rotary RF” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type DB1, but the the date figures are much taller.
Without meter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00



Indonesia stamp type DB3.jpg

DB3. Satas “Rotary RF” (MV).

Country inscription in two lines at top without “POS & GIRO”.
No logo at bottom.
“Rp.” at lower right.
Without meter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00



Indonesia stamp type DB4.jpg


DB4. Frama “M/E” (MV).

Country inscription in one line at top.
Without postal logo.
“Rp” centered at bottom.
Value figures thick.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000




Indonesia stamp type DB5.jpg


DB5. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Horizontal frank with "REPUBLIK INDONESIA" in one line at the top.
“Meter number with “RA” prefix below the bottom frame line.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000




Indonesia stamp type DB6.jpg


DB6. Krag (MV), 1976. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[Appears to be quite scarce]

Upright frank with extended corners.
“REPUBLIK/ INDONESIA” at top.
“Rp” at bottom right.
Without meter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000







Sub-group DC: Frank with double-line border, simulated-perforations on the outside and straight on the insideEdit



Indonesia stamp type DC1.jpg

DC1. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal rectangle, 29 x 22mm, with simulated perforation outer border and straight-line inner border.
“REPUBLIK INDONESIA” at top, “Rp” in lower right corner.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg0000
a. With solid unengraved block low between the town mark and frank




Indonesia stamp type DC2Aa.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DC2cc.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DC2Be.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DC2dd.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DC2ff.jpg

DC2. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

As Type DD1 but frank is not as tall, and date and value figures are on the same level.
Frank width is variable.
A. Frank 29mm wide
B. Frank 32mm wide
TM: DC or SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg MeterCat triad.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg00000
a. Model number “P.B. 6300” below frank
b. Meter number below frank
c. Unengraved block below frank
d. Block of wavy lines below frank
e. Blank below frank
f. Inner frame line complete at bottom center





Indonesia stamp type DC3.jpg


DC3. Postalia “PS 4/5” (MV).

Frank slightly wider than Types DD1 and 2.
M# below frank with “POSTALIA” or “POST.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000
a. Model number instead of meter number below frank, “POSTALIA PS 4/5”



Indonesia stamp type DC4.JPG


DC4. Pitney Bowes-GB “A/B900” (MV).

Frank as with Types DC1 and DC2 but the frank and value figures are a bit larger.
“Rp” to right of value figures rather than in lower right corner.
Without meter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgMeterCat triad.jpg0000



Indonesia stamp type DC5A.jpg


DC5. Postalia "D3" (MV).

Frank is upright rather than horizontal.
“REPUBLIK/ INDONESIA” in two lines at the top.
“Rp” at bottom right.
Frank variable in width from 24 to 26mm.
Spacing between TM and frank 7mm.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000




Indonesia stamp type DC6.jpg


DC6. Postalia "MS5/WK4" (MV).

As Type DC5 but spacing is wider with 13mm between TM and frank.
The frank is slightly larger at 27mm wide.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000









Sub-group DD: Horizontal frank with straight-line outer borderEdit




Indonesia stamp type DD1.jpg


DD1. Frama “M/E” (MV).

Frank with fields of horizontal lines at left and right with “Rp” indented at left of the value figures.
Value figures thick.
Meter number with “FM” prefix at bottom.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000



Indonesia stamp type DD2.jpg


DD2. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Frank with vertical lines at left and horizontal lines at right.
No continuous line below "REPUBLIK INDONESIA".
Without meter number.
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000



Indonesia stamp type DD3A.jpg
Indonesia stamp type DD3B.jpg



DD3. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

As Type DD2 but smaller and without horizontal line field at right.
With or without meter number at bottom.
A. Frank 33mm wide
B. Wider frank (35mm), and larger TM
TM: DC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000









GROUP E: Stamp used only in province of Irian Jaya during Dutch occupation, 1950 – 1962/3Edit

  • inscribed “NEDERLANDS/ NIEUW-GUINEA”


Indonesia stamp type E1.jpg
Indonesia stamp type E1aa.jpg


E1. Francotyp “Cc” (MV).

Horizontal design with frameless “NEDERLANDS/ NIEUW-GUINEA” at top.
Meter number with “F” prefix in small box below country name.
Several proofs from meters F1, F2 and F3 are known, but postally used examples have been reported only of F2.
A. Postally used on cover MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$250]
B. Proof MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$50]
Town name in arc above date
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ◆000
a. With dash after “NEDERLANDS”











GROUP PO: Designs generated only by Post Office metersEdit

  • See also Type A1a for a Post Office stamp.

Sub-group PO-A: Designs generated by mechanical metersEdit



Indonesia stamp type PO1.jpg


PO-A1. Satas “Rotary RF” (MV).

Nearly identical to Type DB2, but with hour figure between the town mark and frank.
With or without meter number. If present it is found at the bottom of the town mark.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000



Indonesia stamp type PO2.jpg
Indonesia stamp type PO2 detail.jpg


PO-A2. Satas “Rotary RF” (MV).

As Type PO1 but the pentagon logo at bottom does not have rays.
Also the small star at left side of frank is removed.
Without meter number.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000



Indonesia stamp type PO3.jpg
Indonesia stamp type PO3 detail.jpg


PO-A3. Satas “Rotary RF” (MV).

“REPUBLIK INDONESIA/ PT. POS INDONESIA” at top.
Globe and bird logo without pentagon at bottom.
Meter number at bottom of the town mark.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000







Sub-group PO-B: Designs generated by digital imprintersEdit



Indonesia stamp type PO-B0point1.jpg


PO-B1. Matsushita Electric Company (digital).

Vertical label without outer frame line.
“REPUBLIK INDONESIA" boxed at top above the value figures.
Boxed pentagon containing globe and bird logo at center with "POS DAN GIRO" below.
At bottom is the date in two forms, local year above Western year.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0000







Indonesia stamp type PO-B1.jpg


PO-B2. Matsushita Electric Company (digital).

Vertical label without outer frame line.
“REPUBLIK INDONESIA" boxed at top above the value figures.
Globe and bird logo at center with "POS INDONESIA” and town name below.
At bottom is the date in two forms, local year above Western year.
TM: SL
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★0000









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