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Netherlands Indies

1908 Overprinted Definitives for Regional Use

Overprinted Regional Definitives of 1908
On July 1, 1908 definitives of the issue of 1902-1908 were overprinted
for use in specific regions of the Netherlands Indies.

Map Java and Madura
The islands of Java and Madura are labeled in red.

Netherlands Indies stamps overprinted "BUITEN BEZIT." ("outer possessions.") were overprinted for use outside of Java and Madura. The stamps overprinted "JAVA." were intended for use on these two central islands.


Mackay, Dr. James. The Complete Guide to Stamps and Stamp Collecting.London: Hermes House, 2005.

"Netherlands Indies." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. 1997.

Rossiter, Stuart and John Flower. The Stamp Atlas. London: Macdonald and Co., 1986.

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