Red Meter Franking or Meter stamps were first used in Indonesia during the Dutch colonial period when it was known as the Dutch or Netherlands East Indies. The colony was occupied by the Japanese during World War Two.

The stamps are grouped according to political inscription and usage:
A – Dutch East Indies, inscribed “NED-INDIE” or “NED.INDIE”, 1929
B – Japanese Occupation, inscribed “DAI NIPPON TEIKOKU YUBIN” or without country name, 1942
C – The Independence War Indonesia, inscribed “INDONESIA”, 1945
D – Republic of Indonesia, inscribed “REPUBLIK INDONESIA”, 1949
E – Dutch controlled Irian Jaya, inscribed “NEDERLANDS NIEUW-GUINEA”, 1950-1963
PO – Franks generated only by Post Office meters

A. Dutch East Indies

Type A3. using Francotyp
Type A3. using Francotyp “C” with meter number 63 and counter number 6193. Sent from Batavia Centrum (-4.7.39).

D. Republik of Indonesia

Indonesia - DA2 - 105 - J Van Gorkom - Djakarta
Type DA2 – Francotyp “C” with meter number 105 – PT. Persatuan Dagang Pharmasi J.van Gorkom & Co. and counter number 7014. Sent from Djakarta (4.3.58).
Type DA2 - Francotyp C with meter number 323 - Nationale Handels Bank NV. without counter number. Sent from Djakarta (22.7.52)
Type DA2 – Francotyp C with meter number 323 – Nationale Handels Bank NV. without counter number. Sent from Djakarta (22.7.52)
Indonesia Type DA4 - Francotyp Cm 7000/10000 with meter number 125 - Shell Motor Oil sent from Djakarta (19.7.59).
Type DA4A – Francotyp Cm 7000/10000 with meter number 125 – Shell Motor Oil sent from Djakarta (19.7.59).
Type DA4A - Francotyp CM 7000/10000 with meter number 167 - NV. Organom without counter number. Sent from Djakarta (11.2.58)
Type DA4A – Francotyp CM 7000/10000 with meter number 167 – NV. Organon without counter number. Sent from Djakarta (11.2.58)
Type DA4A - with meter number 167 - PT. Nurani (Bagian Organon Specialities) without ciunter number. Sent from Djakarta (17.10.58)
Type DA4A – with meter number 167 – PT. Nurani (Bagian Organon Specialities) without counter number. Sent from Djakarta (17.10.58)
Type DA4A - Francotyp Cm 7000/10000 with meter number 826 - Algemen Bank Nederland NV. (ABN) without cunter number. Sent from Jakarta (22.7.78)
Type DA4A – Francotyp Cm 7000/10000 with meter number 826 – Algemen Bank Nederland NV. (ABN) without counter number. Sent from Jakarta (22.7.78). HIGH VALUE
Indonesia - DD3A
Type DD3A – Hasler “Mail Master” – without meter and counter number – Internusa. Sent from Jakarta Pusat (17.2.94)

Post Office Meters

Type PO-B1 design generated by digital imprinters with pentagon Pos dan Giro logo in box. Using Matshushita Electric Company. Isseud by Post Office Tanjung Karang (12.01.95).
Type PO-B1 design generated by digital imprinters Matshushita Electric Company with pentagon Pos dan Giro logo in box. Isseud by Post Office Tanjung Karang (12.01.95).
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