perf 12½, 13½, no wmk
|5 reis black (carmine †)||1||1, 11|
|10r green||2||2, 12, 12a|
|10r green on Mozambique §||2a||2b|
|10r green on Portuguese India §||2b||2c|
|50r blue||13½||6a||16, 16a|
|100r lilac||13½||8b||18, 18a|
|300r brown||10||10, 20|
† The 5r black is overprinted in carmine, the other issues in black.
‡ Gibbons  lists all the stamps in perf 12½ and 13½. Scott  does not.
§ Gibbons states that these stamps were "of an experimental nature and not intended for issue".
Part of the Indonesian archipeligo, as with Macao, the Portuguese began trading in Timor in C16th. It was administered in conjunction with
Macao until 1896 when it became a separate colony. On 11th June 1951 it became an overseas province of Portugal.
In August 1975 the right-wing UDT movement staged a coup and by November had taken over the country and declared independence. Indonesia invaded in December 1975 and, despite UN opposition, declared Timor to be a province in 1976.
East Timor, UNTEAT
20th May 2002
|2000 Sc351 SG1||2002 Sc352 SG5|
East Timor violently resisted Indonesian domination and in 1999 the UN intervened, giving rise to an issue of UNTAET stamps (United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor). In 2002 East Timor became independent.