|Home||News||PhotoStamps||Stamps Issue||About us|
THE 1997 GENERAL ELECTION
Special Stamps Issuance
On 29 May 1997, Indonesian citizens will perform an important activity which is held every five years: general election. It will be the sixth democratic feast administered by the New Order government. The prologue to the 1997 general election was begun on 1 May 1996 with voter registration nationwide. it is predicted that among the voters there will be 20 million first-time voters.
General election is a prominent part of development as an implementation of Pancasila (The Five Principles) democracy. The result of the election will set up the members of the House of Representative (DPR) a well as members of their respective local legislatures. Voters will elect 425 of the 500 members of the House of Representatives (the other 75 members are The Armed Forces appointees). The election will adopt the principles of direct, general, free, and confidential (LUBER Principles).
The 1997 election will be an important event in the national history for it is the first election in the second of the 25-year long-term development plan and to be held in a more open and transparent democracy.
The 1997 General Election stamp series is issued to mark the event. The designs featured in the stamp series are the winning works of a stamp design competition held last year.
Product code : 970310
Issue Date : 03 February 1997
Denomination, design and designers : Rp 300.00 featuring transportation means with the background of the red and white flag designed
by Ibnu Suroto
Rp 700.00 Indonesian Archipelago and House of Representative Building designed by Sukirman
Rp 1.000,00 Indonesian development in yellow colored image designed by Desmal
Size : 25.31 mm x 41.06 mm
Perforations : 13.5 x 12.75
Colors : 5 colors + 1 logo
Paper : white unwatermarked
Gum : PVA
Printing process : combinations of offset and rotogravure
Printing quantity : 1,000,000 sets
Sheet composition : 50 pieces (5X10)
Printer : Perum Peruri, Jakarta
FIRST DAY COVER
Product code : 970320
Price : Rp 2,800.00
Printing quantity : 15,000 pieces
Designer : Yani Madya
Illustrator : Harry Mintareja
Printer : Phicom Studio, Bandung
Stamp Sales Period : 03 February 1997 - 31 Desember 2000
Period of Validity For Letter Postage : 03 February 1997 - 31 December 2002
Others Related Series: