Postage stamps and postal history of East Timor

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One of the first stamps of East Timor (Timor-Leste) showing the new country's flag.
An 1898 Portuguese stamp for Timor.

East Timor, officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, is a country in Southeast Asia. It comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor, the nearby islands of Atauro and Jaco, and Oecusse, an exclave on the northwestern side of the island, within Indonesian West Timor.

The first stamps of independent East Timor were issued on 20 May 2002 and were produced by Australia Post.[1] Before then Indonesian stamps were in use, and before that Portuguese colonial issues were used.

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