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1951 South Moluccas "Republic Maluku Selatan" Stamps
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1951  South Moluccas  "Republic Maluku  Selatan" Stamps
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Location : 14738, New York
Country : United States
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Start Time : Apr. 21, 2017 07:46:26
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Condition: Unused and previously hinged. "Bogus" Stamps

The Republic of South Maluku, also known as the Republic of the South Moluccas, was a self-proclaimed republic in the Maluku Islands founded on 25 April 1950. The main islands were Seram, Ambon, and Buru. Wikipedia
Founded: 1950
Government: Government in exile, Republic

Although the Republic of South Moluccas did not issue its own postage stamps, several stamps bearing the country's name can be found. They are so-called bogus stamps, which are private stamp issues and were not issued by any postal administration of the South Moluccas.

There are three distinct bogus stamp issues of the Republic of South Moluccas:

  • Overprints
  • Stamp issues of the exile government in the Netherlands
  • Stamps from the Österreichische Staatsdruckerei (Austrian National Print Office), which were ordered and sold by New York stamp dealer Henry Stolow.

Several one- and three-coloured stamp issues of South Moluccas lacking the date of issue are known. They were possibly sold by the exiled government in the Netherlands. These issues were supposed to announce the archipelago and flag of the Republic of South Moluccas, point out the concern of this exile government, and win target audiences, such as the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the United Nations (UN), and General Douglas MacArthur for their goals. But there are also stamps where no unambiguous reason can be given for their issuance.

The Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue wrote under the keyword South Moluccas:

It appears that the stamps of the so-called republic of South Moluccas were privately issued and had no postal use. Accordingly, they are not recognized as postage stamps.


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