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1951 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1951 cover sent registered to Wales with a U.P.U. 3D and a 3d definitive, correctly paying the 6d registered rate, cancelled POST OFFICE FUNAFUTI MR 9 51. A G. & E. I. C. FUNAFUTI No. 26 registration handstamp is on the front of the cover, on the back is a Suva 21 MR 51 transit cancel.
1951 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1951 cover sent registered to Wales with a U.P.U. 3D and a 3d definitive, correctly paying the 6d registered rate, cancelled POST OFFICE FUNAFUTI MR 9 51. A G. & E. I. C. FUNAFUTI No. 26 registration handstamp is on the front of the cover, on the back is a Suva 21 MR 51 transit cancel.
£40.00
Reference: K3369

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1909 Gilbert & Ellice Island - 1909 picture post card (The Greig Homestead, English Harbour, Fanning Island) to Canada with a New Zealand 1d cancelled FANNING ISLAND 23 AU 09.
1909 Gilbert & Ellice Island
1909 picture post card (The Greig Homestead, English Harbour, Fanning Island) to Canada with a New Zealand 1d cancelled FANNING ISLAND 23 AU 09.
£125.00
Reference: K3297

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1950 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1950 inter island cover to Tarawa bearing a pair of ds cancelled POST OFFICE ABAIANG OC 18 50.  (Proud D6) The islands of Abaiang and Tarawa are close together in the northern part of the Gilbert & Ellice Islands. An uncommon inter island cover, most probably written by a native islander to another native islander.
1950 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1950 inter island cover to Tarawa bearing a pair of d's cancelled POST OFFICE ABAIANG OC 18 50. (Proud D6) The islands of Abaiang and Tarawa are close together in the northern part of the Gilbert & Ellice Islands. An uncommon inter island cover, most probably written by a native islander to another native islander.
£75.00
Reference: K3169

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1945 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1945 censored inter island envelope to Funafuti, Ellice Islands, bearing a pair of ds cancelled by the scarce POST OFFICE TARAWA 5 JAN 45 datestamp. (Proud D8, only in use from November 1944 to February 1946) A boxed violet GILBERT & ELLICE / ISLANDS COLONY / PASSED BY CENSOR / No. 8 cachet is on the front of the cover. A scarce inter island cover with this short lived canceller.
1945 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1945 censored inter island envelope to Funafuti, Ellice Islands, bearing a pair of d's cancelled by the scarce POST OFFICE TARAWA 5 JAN 45 datestamp. (Proud D8, only in use from November 1944 to February 1946) A boxed violet' GILBERT & ELLICE / ISLANDS COLONY / PASSED BY CENSOR / No. 8' cachet is on the front of the cover. A scarce inter island cover with this short lived canceller.
£125.00
Reference: K3168

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1946c Gilbert & Ellice Islands - c1946 inter island cover to Beru Island with four ds cancelled by the scarce POST OFFICE MAIANA undated canceller. (Proud D3, only used between 1941 and 1946) A vertical crease at the left of the cover is well clear of the stamps. Beru Island is about 250 miles south east of Maniana. A scarce commercial inter island usage.
1946c Gilbert & Ellice Islands
c1946 inter island cover to Beru Island with four d's cancelled by the scarce POST OFFICE MAIANA undated canceller. (Proud D3, only used between 1941 and 1946) A vertical crease at the left of the cover is well clear of the stamps. Beru Island is about 250 miles south east of Maniana. A scarce commercial inter island usage.
£100.00
Reference: K3167

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1953 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1953 envelope from Lichtenstein to the U.S.A. bearing a 5c cancelled SCHAAN 30 IX 53. The cover was underpaid and a red crayon T tax mark applied. It arrived in San Francisco and was backstamped OCT 19 53. It was then forwarded to Tarawa where a 1/6d postage due was affixed and cancelled POST OFFICE TARAWA 15 JA 54. Philatelic, but a very scarce usage of the 1/6d postage due stamp.
1953 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1953 envelope from Lichtenstein to the U.S.A. bearing a 5c cancelled SCHAAN 30 IX 53. The cover was underpaid and a red crayon 'T' tax mark applied. It arrived in San Francisco and was backstamped OCT 19 53. It was then forwarded to Tarawa where a 1/6d postage due was affixed and cancelled POST OFFICE TARAWA 15 JA 54. Philatelic, but a very scarce usage of the 1/6d postage due stamp.
£425.00
Reference: K3133

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1959 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1959 envelope to Beru franked with a 2d, not cancelled, but with a good strike of the uncommon BIKENIBEU  TARAWA 7 JLY 50 datestamp below. This datestamp was not used to cancel stamps but was used on the envelope to designate where the letter was posted. A good example of this uncommon canceller (Proud D1)
1959 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1959 envelope to Beru franked with a 2d, not cancelled, but with a good strike of the uncommon BIKENIBEU TARAWA 7 JLY 50 datestamp below. This datestamp was not used to cancel stamps but was used on the envelope to designate where the letter was posted. A good example of this uncommon canceller (Proud D1)
£35.00
Reference: K3050

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1911 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1911 registered envelope to Germany bearing a 1d, 2d and 2d paying the 5d rate, (2d postage and 3d registration)  cancelled GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS / G.P.O. / OCEAN ISDS / PROTECTORATE JA 28 11. On the back are Sydney MR 7 and Hamburg 8 APR 11 transit and arrival cancels. The addressee, Jaluit Gasellschaft, is the parent company of the trading company in Jaluit in the Marshall Islands.
1911 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1911 registered envelope to Germany bearing a 1d, 2d and 2d paying the 5d rate, (2d postage and 3d registration) cancelled GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS / G.P.O. / OCEAN ISDS / PROTECTORATE JA 28 11. On the back are Sydney MR 7 and Hamburg 8 APR 11 transit and arrival cancels. The addressee, Jaluit Gasellschaft, is the parent company of the trading company in Jaluit in the Marshall Islands.
£350.00
Reference: K2983

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1912 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1912 German Karolinen 5pf post card to Butarirtari, Gilbert Islands, with a 5pf added to correctly pay the 10pf rate, cancelled PONAPE, KAROLINEN 11/8/12. A very rare and early incoming item to the Gilbert & Ellice Islands from The Caroline Islands.
1912 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1912 German Karolinen 5pf post card to Butarirtari, Gilbert Islands, with a 5pf added to correctly pay the 10pf rate, cancelled PONAPE, KAROLINEN 11/8/12. A very rare and early incoming item to the Gilbert & Ellice Islands from The Caroline Islands.
£1550.00
Reference: K2986

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1911 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1911 envelope to Switzerland franked with a 2d cancelled by the large violet GENERAL POST OFFICE TARAW (error as it should be TARAWA) 21 MAY 1911 datestamp. A Sydney JU 10 11 transit cancel is on the back. Fine and commercial.
1911 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1911 envelope to Switzerland franked with a 2d cancelled by the large violet GENERAL POST OFFICE TARAW (error as it should be TARAWA) 21 MAY 1911 datestamp. A Sydney JU 10 11 transit cancel is on the back. Fine and commercial.
£240.00
Reference: G2635

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1939 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1939 censored envelope to Tasmania franked with a vertical strip of three ds tied by GENERAL POST OFFICE, OCEAN ISLAND 27 SEP 39 datestamps. A fine violet PASSED BY CENSOR straight line handstamp is on the front of the cover along with a Launceston 18 OCT 39 arrival cancel. This censor strike was only used for the first couple of months of the war (September and October 1939) and is very seldom seen.
1939 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1939 censored envelope to Tasmania franked with a vertical strip of three d's tied by GENERAL POST OFFICE, OCEAN ISLAND 27 SEP 39 datestamps. A fine violet PASSED BY CENSOR straight line handstamp is on the front of the cover along with a Launceston 18 OCT 39 arrival cancel. This censor strike was only used for the first couple of months of the war (September and October 1939) and is very seldom seen.
£290.00
Reference: K1458

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1930s Gilbert & Ellice Islands  - 1930s 3c U.S. Reply Postal Card to California, uprated with a 1d stamp and cancelled with a violet GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS COLONY, P. O. TABITEUEA undated canceller. The message from the postmaster refers to cancelling his order. As the reply card was prepaid, it is interesting that a postmaster would put an additional stamp on. Presumably, being a small place (European population in the 1930s was 4!) he thought that going to a non-commonwealth country the postage should be higher. A very rare item, probably unique from this country .
1930's Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1930's 3c U.S. Reply Postal Card to California, uprated with a 1d stamp and cancelled with a violet GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS COLONY, P. O. TABITEUEA undated canceller. The message from the postmaster refers to cancelling his order. As the reply card was prepaid, it is interesting that a postmaster would put an additional stamp on. Presumably, being a small place (European population in the 1930's was 4!) he thought that going to a non-commonwealth country the postage should be higher. A very rare item, probably unique from this country .
£375.00
Reference: G1778

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1938 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1938 envelope to Beirut, Syria, franked with a strip of six ds cancelled Ocean Island 20 JUN 38. On the reverse is an arrival c.d.s. 12 VII 38. A most unusual destination. Fine.
1938 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1938 envelope to Beirut, Syria, franked with a strip of six d's cancelled Ocean Island 20 JUN 38. On the reverse is an arrival c.d.s. 12 VII 38. A most unusual destination. Fine.
£90.00
Reference: G1779

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1915 Gilbert & Ellice Islands - 1915 registered envelope to Switzerland franked with a 1/-, 2d and a d, each cancelled Ocean Island AP 8 15, and with an Ocean Island registration label beneath. On the reverse are Sydney 19 AP and Berne 8.VI.15. transit and arrival datestamps. Fine.
1915 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1915 registered envelope to Switzerland franked with a 1/-, 2d and a d, each cancelled Ocean Island AP 8 15, and with an Ocean Island registration label beneath. On the reverse are Sydney 19 AP and Berne 8.VI.15. transit and arrival datestamps. Fine.
£155.00
Reference: G1819

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1916 Gilbert & Ellice Islands  - 1916 post card (Paris, France) to New York bearing a 1d and 2d, the 1d tied by a c.d.s. JE 12 16 and the 2d tied by a GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS PROTECTORATE, POSTAL DEPARTMENT canceller. A rare item.
1916 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1916 post card (Paris, France) to New York bearing a 1d and 2d, the 1d tied by a c.d.s. JE 12 16 and the 2d tied by a GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS PROTECTORATE, POSTAL DEPARTMENT canceller. A rare item.
£490.00
Reference: GW0943

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1941 Gilbert & Ellice Islands  - 1941 censored envelope to New Zealand bearing a 1d and a d cancelled FANNING ISLAND 1 SEP 41. At the lower right is a boxed GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLAND COLONY PASSED BY CENSOR No. 1 cachet. Fine.
1941 Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1941 censored envelope to New Zealand bearing a 1d and a d cancelled FANNING ISLAND 1 SEP 41. At the lower right is a boxed GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLAND COLONY PASSED BY CENSOR No. 1 cachet. Fine.
£125.00
Reference: G2271

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