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British Indian Ocean Territory

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Stamps (554)

All collections (26)

Images (811)
[ stamp (740) | page (15) | sheet (50) | block (1) | group (5) ]

Things

Name: British Indian Ocean Territory (IO)
What: country

The British Indian Ocean Territory consists of the islands of the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean north of Mauritius. It formerly included Aldabra, Farquhar, and Des Roches Islands, which were returned to the Seychelles in 1976. At present the BIOT population consists only of transient military personnel, with no permanent residents.

Areas: Commonwealth, Indian Ocean

Stamps issued from 1968 to present

Numbers issued (approximate):
to 1990: 110 ; to 2010: 400 ; to date: 491



Currencies used: 100c=1rs=1r (Seychellois rupee), 100p=1lb (Pound sterling)


Links:

Wikipedia
WP philately
Colnect Britis..cean Territory
Skap British I..cean Territory
WNS British In..an Territories
WSA British In..cean Territory

Catalogs:
WNS
Stamp Number
Michel
Stanley Gibbons

Cross-references
Image cross-references
Data missing
Stamp problems

Related albums
WSA British Indian Ocean Territory Postage


Chart of stamps issued by year (blue), plus estimate of types still unrecorded (dotted red lines):
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Chart of stamps (blue) with illustrations (green):
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Year set sizes:
Year postage
1968 29 (30)
1969 5
1970 3
1971 5
1972 (6)
1973 (7)
1974 (6)
1975 (23)
1976 4
1977 0
1978 0
1979 0
1980 0
1981 0
1982 0
1983 0
1984 0
1985 0
1986 0
1987 0
1988 0
1989 0
1990 21
1991 (8)
1992 (13)
1993 (16)
1994 (22)
1995 (9)
1996 (15)
1997 (19)
1998 (16)
1999 (12)
2000 (15)
2001 (22)
2002 25
2003 (29)
2004 (22)
2005 (44)
2006 (24)
2007 (21)
2008 (29)
2009 (34)
2010 (20)
2011 (21)
2012 (8)
2013 (0)
2014 (0)
2015 (0)
2016 (0)
2017 (0)