1962 GB – WEST NEW GUINEA …U.N.T.E.A INVALID STAMPS RETURNED TO SENDER . … [19612]

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1962 (Jul 27) Plain envelope resealed along top with stamp selvage to Postmaster, Biak bearing QE 11 definitives 1d + 2d + 3d tied Teighmouth date stamp with on reverse Biak (7 Nov) arrival cds & with on face red ink Returned Sender together with envelope bearing D.N.G. Butterflies 10c+5c & 25+10c uncancelled with pencil note in Dutch from Postmaster stating “Stamps are no longer Valid” (2 items)…………………………………………………………………………….
A failed attempt to create a philatelic inspired item during United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (U.N.T.E.A.) was the result of a dispute between the recent Independent Indonesia & the Netherlands where Indonesia claimed the territory while the Dutch claimed the residents were not Indonesian. In December 1961 Indonesia landed paratroops that ultimately led to the establishment of U.N.T.E.A. in October 1962 that lasted until 1 May 1963.

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