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Kiribati

Stamps issued: 1979-PRESENT

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40c Family on beach at sunset single

The British protectorate of the Gilbert Islands became the independent republic of Kiribati on July 12, 1979.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

 

Precedent Countries:


GILBERT ISLANDS
Stamps issued: 1976-1979

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10c Maneaba Meeting House single

A group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, northeast of Australia. Formerly part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, the Gilberts became a separate British crown colony in 1976. The Gilbert Islands became the independent Republic of Kiribati on July 12, 1979.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

 

GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS
Stamps issued: 1911-1975

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6d Ellice Kosu Dance single

Two groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia. A British colony after 1915, the groups were separated in 1975, the Ellice Islands renaming themselves Tuvalu.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

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