1908 Overprinted Definitives for Regional Use
On July 1, 1908 definitives of the issue of 1902-1908 were overprinted
for use in specific regions of the Netherlands Indies.
The islands of Java and Madura are labeled in red.
Netherlands Indies stamps overprinted "BUITEN BEZIT." ("outer possessions.") were overprinted for use outside of Java and Madura. The stamps overprinted "JAVA." were intended for use on these two central islands.
Mackay, Dr. James.