1976: Overprint Man cutting toddy (איי גילברט) (Gilbert and Ellice Islands Scenes) Mi:GB-GI 248,Sn:GB-GI 253,Sg:GB-GI 3

1976: Overprint Man cutting toddy (איי גילברט) (Gilbert and Ellice Islands Scenes) Mi:GB-GI 248,Sn:GB-GI 253,Sg:GB-GI 3

1911 Scott 11 2 1/2p ultramarine "Pandanus" Quick History The Micronesian Gilbert Islands and the Polynesian Ellice Islands, located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia, began as a protectorate in 1892, and then a British colony from 1916 until 1976. Thereafter the Gilbert Islands became the majority of the island nation of Kiribati (pronounced "Kirr-i-bas") in 1979, while the Ellice Islands were renamed Tuvalu in 1978. Both are currently members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

1911 Scott 11 2 1/2p ultramarine "Pandanus" Quick History The Micronesian Gilbert Islands and the Polynesian Ellice Islands, located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia, began as a protectorate in 1892, and then a British colony from 1916 until 1976. Thereafter the Gilbert Islands became the majority of the island nation of Kiribati (pronounced "Kirr-i-bas") in 1979, while the Ellice Islands were renamed Tuvalu in 1978. Both are currently members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Gilbert & Ellice Islands  1939 Scott 46 5p dark brown & deep ultramarine  "Ellice Islands Canoe"

Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Scott 46 5p dark brown & deep ultramarine "Ellice Islands Canoe"

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Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1939 SG 51 H.M.C.S. Nimanoa Fine Used SG 51 Scott 48 Other Gilbert and Ellice Islands Stamps For Sale HERE

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1939 SG 51 H.M.C.S. Nimanoa Fine Used SG 51 Scott 48 Other Gilbert and Ellice Islands Stamps For Sale HERE

Gilbert & Ellice Islands Copyright: brcstamps.com The Gilbert group has Butariti, Tarawa, and Tamana as the more important islands. Besides the Ellice Islands, the Phoenix Islands, the Line Islands (Fanning, Washington, and Christmas (aka Kiritimati, not the Indian Ocean Christmas Island that puts out stamps)), and Ocean Island are part of the colony. By the way, notice the U.S. Howland Island? That is the last place Amelia Earhart's radio transmission was heard*.  The Capital was Tarawa…

Gilbert & Ellice Islands Copyright: brcstamps.com The Gilbert group has Butariti, Tarawa, and Tamana as the more important islands. Besides the Ellice Islands, the Phoenix Islands, the Line Islands (Fanning, Washington, and Christmas (aka Kiritimati, not the Indian Ocean Christmas Island that puts out stamps)), and Ocean Island are part of the colony. By the way, notice the U.S. Howland Island? That is the last place Amelia Earhart's radio transmission was heard*. The Capital was Tarawa…

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Gilbert & Ellice Islands unified keyplate King George V 2d slate-grey SG30 1922

Gilbert & Ellice Islands unified keyplate King George V 2d slate-grey SG30 1922

Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Scott 40 1/2p dark green & slate blue "Great Frigate Bird"

Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Scott 40 1/2p dark green & slate blue "Great Frigate Bird"

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1976: Overprint Dehusking coconuts (איי גילברט) (Gilbert and Ellice Islands Scenes) Mi:GB-GI 253,Sn:GB-GI 258,Sg:GB-GI 14

1976: Overprint Dehusking coconuts (איי גילברט) (Gilbert and Ellice Islands Scenes) Mi:GB-GI 253,Sn:GB-GI 258,Sg:GB-GI 14

1939 Scott 42 1 1/2p carmine & black  "Canoe crossing reef" Out of the Blue An interesting grouping of stamps for an interesting grouping of islands. ;-)  Note: The Gilbert & Ellice Islands Map is copyright, but is used with the kind permission of Brian of brcstamps.com.  The Kiribati Map appears to be in the public domain.  *Amelia Earhart search scheduled for this summer (2012) is focusing on Kiribati's Phoenix Island chain and Gardner Island (Now called Nikumaroro), where the landing gear…

1939 Scott 42 1 1/2p carmine & black "Canoe crossing reef" Out of the Blue An interesting grouping of stamps for an interesting grouping of islands. ;-) Note: The Gilbert & Ellice Islands Map is copyright, but is used with the kind permission of Brian of brcstamps.com. The Kiribati Map appears to be in the public domain. *Amelia Earhart search scheduled for this summer (2012) is focusing on Kiribati's Phoenix Island chain and Gardner Island (Now called Nikumaroro), where the landing gear…

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1912-24 Scott 23 2sh violet & ultramarine/blue "George V" Wmk 3, Die I In 1912, the familiar "George V" designs were produced with twelve denominations, all watermarked  "Multiple Crown and C A"-wmk 3, and Die I. Eight stamps range in CV from <$1-$2+.

1912-24 Scott 23 2sh violet & ultramarine/blue "George V" Wmk 3, Die I In 1912, the familiar "George V" designs were produced with twelve denominations, all watermarked "Multiple Crown and C A"-wmk 3, and Die I. Eight stamps range in CV from <$1-$2+.

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