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Nauru

Stamps issued: 1968-PRESENT

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$1 Map of Nauru, Artifacts single

An island in the west-central Pacific Ocean. Nauru was a German possession from 1888-1914 and was occupied by Australian forces during World War I. From 1920-68, Nauru was a mandate under Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. It became an independent republic on January 31, 1968. This 8-square-mile island is rich in phosphates, giving the Naureans one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

Narrative by Linn's Stamp News

 

Precedent Countries:


UNITED NATIONS TRUSTEESHIP ADMINISTERED BY AUSTRALIA
Stamps issued: 1947-1968

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2sh6p Coral Pinnacles single
 

JOINT TRUSTEESHIP
Stamps issued: 1914-1937

Prior to 1914 see Marshall Islands, German Dominion
For period 1914-1915 see Papua New Guinea, North West Pacific Islands
Occupied by Japan during World War II

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Overprint on 10sh stamp of Great Britain single

 

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