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Name: Gilbert & Ellice Islands (GB-GE)
What: country

The Gilbert and Ellice Islands are two groups of small islands in the Pacific Ocean, annexed by Great Britain in 1892 and created as a separate colony in 1915. They split into the Gilbert Islands Colony and Tuvalu in 1976, the Gilbert Islands later becoming Kiribati.

Areas: Commonwealth, Pacific

Stamps issued from 1911 to 1975

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1940: 50 ; to 1990: 250



Watermarks used: Stamp_Jamaica_1912_3p_back.jpg-crop-509x532at113-43.jpgmult crown & CA, Watermark_crown_script_CA.jpg-crop-372x402at30-32.jpgmult crown & script CA, Stamp_Jamaica_1957_2p_back.jpg-crop-440x504at370-51.jpgSt Edwards crown & CA

Currencies used: 240d=240p=20sh=20s=1lb (Pound sterling (pre-decimal)), 100c=1$ (Australian dollar)

Overprints: Gilbert Islands (14), Gilbert & Ellice Islands (16), Tuvalu (15)


Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect Gilber..Ellice Islands
Commons Stamps..Ellice Islands
WSA Gilbert and Ellice Islands

Catalogs:
Stamp Number
Stanley Gibbons
Michel
Yvert et Tellier

Cross-references

Related albums
ARC - Gilbert and Ellice Is
WSA Gilbert and Ellice Islands BOB
WSA Gilbert and Ellice Islands Postage


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