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INDONESIA ART AND CULTURE 1994

In an effort promote Indonesian art and culture, a special stamp picturing the Ngremo dance of East Java was issued on 1 October 1992 by the Directorate General of Posts and Telecommunications. The issue was followed by a series of stamps issued on 22 December 1993 featuring the Gending Sriwijaya dance of South Sumatra, the Tempayan dance of West Kalimantan and the Tifa dance of the Irian Jaya.

For the continuation of the Indonesian Art and Culture series, on 27 December 1994 a series consisting of five provinces i.e. the Menguap dance of Jambi, the Mask dance of West Java, the Anging Mamiri dance of South Sulawesi, the Pisok dance of North Sulawesi and the Bidu dance of East Nusa Tenggara.

The special issue will be followed by Indonesian Art and Culture series, so that each and every province of Indonesia will be represented by a special stamp depicting its own traditional dance. Regarding the special stamp issue, the Public Corporation for Posts and Giro issues a First Day Cover.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS :

A. STAMP
  • Design :
    • Menguap Dance of Jambi
    • Mask Dance of West Java
    • Anging MamiriDance of South Sulawesi
    • Pisok Dance of North Sulawesi
    • Bidu Dance of East Nusa Tenggara
  • Date of issue : 27 December 1994.
  • Quantity : 1,000,000 sets
  • Paper : white unwatermarked
  • Gum : type ex Harrison
  • Printing process : combination of offset and Rotogravure in four colors, bearing a special mark in the form of an emblem of Perum Pos dan Giro which is visible oly under ultra violet ray.
  • Size : 25.31 x 41.06 mm.
  • Perforation : 13.50 x 12.75.
  • Sheet composition : 50 pcs/sheet
  • Data Source : Taman Mini Indonesia Indah Jakarta and the Representatives of the five respective Provincial Governments.
 
B. FIRST DAY COVER
  • Quantity : 20,000 pcs
 
C. SOUVENIR SHEET
  • Design : Mask dance of West Java
  • Quantity : 50,000 pcs