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Timor

1885

- East Timor, UNTEAT

Portuguese Colony 10

Timor 1
  Sc1 xxx

perf 12½, 13½, no wmk

Description Perf Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Macao overprints
5 reis black (carmine )   1 1, 11      
10r green   2 2, 12, 12a      
10r green on Mozambique §   2a 2b      
10r green on Portuguese India §   2b 2c      
20r rose 13½ 3 13      
20r rose 12½ 3b 3      
25r violet 12½ 4 4      
25r violet 13½ 4a 14      
40r yellow 12½ 5 5      
40r yellow 13½ 5c 15      
50r blue 12½ 6 6      
50r blue 13½ 6a 16, 16a      
80r slate 12½ 7 7      
80r slate 13½ 7b 17      
100r lilac 12½ 8 8      
100r lilac 13½ 8b 18, 18a      
200r orange 13½ 9 19      
200r orange 12½ 9a 9      
300r brown   10 10, 20      

The 5r black is overprinted in carmine, the other issues in black.
Gibbons [1] lists all the stamps in perf 12½ and 13½. Scott [2] does not.
§ Gibbons states that these stamps were "of an experimental nature and not intended for issue".

Part of the Indonesian archipeligo, as with Macao, the Portuguese began trading in Timor in C16th. It was administered in conjunction with Macao until 1896 when it became a separate colony. On 11th June 1951 it became an overseas province of Portugal.
In August 1975 the right-wing UDT movement staged a coup and by November had taken over the country and declared independence. Indonesia invaded in December 1975 and, despite UN opposition, declared Timor to be a province in 1976.


Asia 23  

East Timor, UNTEAT

20th May 2002

UNTAET
ETim
UNTAET
East Timor
2000 Sc351 SG1 2002 Sc352 SG5

East Timor violently resisted Indonesian domination and in 1999 the UN intervened, giving rise to an issue of UNTAET stamps (United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor). In 2002 East Timor became independent.

Sources: ScS [2], SGP9 [1].

Images from David Olson, TB.

FI ref: 225, 771, 773 Page credit: NB

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