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.

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…

Gilbert & Ellice Islands  1939 Scott 42 1 1/2p carmine & black  "Canoe crossing reef"

Gilbert & Ellice Islands 1939 Scott 42 1 1/2p carmine & black "Canoe crossing reef"

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"

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1968 SG 149 Coat of Arms Fine Mint Scott Other Gilbert Islands Stamps HERE

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1968 SG 149 Coat of Arms Fine Mint

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1968 SG 149 Coat of Arms Fine Mint Scott Other Gilbert Islands Stamps HERE

Gilbert and Ellice Islands http://stamps.org/userfiles/file/reference_collection/Ref_Gilbert_Ellice.pdf

Gilbert and Ellice Islands http://stamps.org/userfiles/file/reference_collection/Ref_Gilbert_Ellice.pdf

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1939 SG 48 Seascape and Palm Trees Fine Mint SG 48 Scott 45 Other Gilbert and Ellice Islands Stamps HERE

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1939 SG 48 Seascape and Palm Trees Fine Mint

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1939 SG 48 Seascape and Palm Trees Fine Mint SG 48 Scott 45 Other Gilbert and Ellice Islands Stamps HERE

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1965 SG 89 Man Blowing Bu Shell Fine Mint SG 89 Scott 89 Other Gilbert Island Stamps HERE

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1965 SG 89 Man Blowing Bu Shell Fine Mint

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1965 SG 89 Man Blowing Bu Shell Fine Mint SG 89 Scott 89 Other Gilbert Island Stamps HERE

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

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