1963 WEST NEW GUINEA – GB…U.N.T.E.A . … [19608]


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1963 (Jan 14) Plain envelope to Teighmouth with contents stating that as at 1 Oct 62 Dutch Officials have been replaced by UNTEA Officials bearing D.N.G. Birds 1 + 5c + 10c + 15c + 20c in combination with Definitive 2c overprinted UNTEA making 60c rate & tied Hollandia /HB cds ……………………………….
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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