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Brunei is located in the northern part of the Indonesian island Kalimantan. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate and was assigned a British resident as colonial manager in 1906. After the Japanese occupation during World War II, a new constitution was written in 1959. In 1962, a small armed rebellion against the monarchy was ended with the help of the British. The first stamps of Brunei were the 1895 “Star and crescent” set. These stamps were long considered to false but subsequently shown to be genuine, although valid only for mail within the state and to Sarawak and Labuan. Todays stamp is from the first issue in 1894 with the denomination of 10 cents.