Here exclusively with the postal history of the republic Maluku Selatan is dealt. Historical or political events are in the major item.
Although the Republic of Maluku Selatan own stamps did not spend, one finds however numerous Postwertzeichen, which carry the national name as inscription. It acts thereby around so-called expenditures for swindle, thus stamp falsifications of private hand, which were spent by no postal administration in the
One differentiates altogether three different expenditures for swindle from the Republic of Maluku Selatan:
In the year 1950 17 stamps were provided by Netherlands India and Indonesia with the print "Republic of Maluku Selatan". Some Philatelisten represents the view that it could act over locally used stamps. The majority proceeds however from stamp falsifications.
There is well-known several in to three-colored issues of stamps without date of issue of Maluku Selatan. Possibly these by the government-in-exile in the Netherlands were sold. These expenditures should the Inselgruppe and the flag of the Republic of Maluku Selatan admit to make, to which requests of the government-in-exile refer and shown target groups like the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which tune United Nations (UN) and the general Douglas McArthur favorably for the own goals. There are however also stamps, with which no clear expenditure reason is evident.
About 150 multicolored triangular or square stamp falsifications of the New Yorker one and Munich stamp dealer Henry Stolow (1901-1971) came starting from 1955 without date of issue on the market. These issues of stamps were printed in the state State of Vienna without examination of the legal standard. These expenditures do not carry as for example German stamps for any referring to a year of issue; it is therefore perfectly senseless to assign it certain year of issue as sometimes that happens. They were never used for franking; therefore there are also only post office-fresh copies.
Peter Doerling writes 1991 in addition: Thus emerged 1954 with the Viennese state printering a few gentlemen, among them a German stamp dealer, who wanted to have printed marks for the new REPUBLIC OF MALUKU SELATAN. This republic had been proclaimed actually on the Indonesian Molukken - islands Ambon and Ceram, whose Christian inhabitants did not want to belong to no more to the Islamic Republic of Indonesia. The republic existed only briefly, warships fired at Amboina, many inhabitants fled into the Netherlands. For the speculators that was naturally only one pretext, because they let approx. 150 expenditures for mark print, among them beautiful animal and motives for plant and even a UN - series, all pure fantasy products without philatelic value.
Renowned stamp catalogs and stamp dealer do not lead stamps of the Republic of Maluku Selatan. The MICHEL editorship are no valid stamps from this region admits (information of Erich H. Slaby on 2 February 2005).
To the multicolored issues of stamps with sales date starting from 1955 divides the MICHEL editorship with: This concerns pure expenditures for swindle, those in no respectable catalog to be found are and by no dealer, who wants to be considered as respectable, be offered should - it is under the express designation "swindle". (Information by Erich H. Slaby on 1 February 2005).
Ullrich writes in the "large encyclopedia of the Philatelie" under the keyword Maluku Selatan: 1955 dipped gradually about 150 versch. Picture marks with national name MALUKU SELATAN up, which from developed a again unabh., from which Molukken islands should originate formed state. There was not it on the Molukken efforts to loose-assure itself from Indonesia for the formation of the state came however. A very well-known New Yorker mark dealer did not contest; it gave the order to state printering in Vienna by an intermediary for the production of the mark series, which promptly one implemented, without one convinced oneself in Vienna of the existence Maluku Selatans. These marks, those in unawareness of the state of affairs by many collecting tanks were bought, to have at best a small curiosity value.
The Scott standard pos days Stamp Catalogue writes under South Moluccas: It appears that the stamps OF the so-called republic OF South Moluccas were privately issued and had NO pos valley use. Accordingly, they acres emergency recognized as pos-meets stamps.
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