Saturday, December 27, 2008

Timor-Leste (East Timor) First Stamp Issued

A former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976; voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999 and in May 2002 became an independent nation. East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being the Philippines.

This was the first stamp issued for the new born country, the theme was to commemorate the Independence Day. The stamps design and printing were sponsored by Australia Post. The photo shown the Timor-Leste's flag is the presentation pack. This stamp were sold in Australia Post Philatelic Bureau during the issue. The stamps products and it's design were in high quality like all Australian stamps issued by Australia Post.