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1st January 1976

Oceania #

Tuvalu 1976
  1976 Sc1-15 xxx

perf 14, litho

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Gilbert & Ellice Islands overprints
1 cent   1 5-27      
other values 2c to $s   2-15      

Gibbons lists a dedicated Tuvalu set of three as the first issue and numbers the overprints differently, presumably by issue date.

1976 Sc16 SG1

Formerly the Ellice part of the GB colony, Gilbert & Ellice Islands. It separated into the Gilbert Islands and Tuvalu in 1976.

Sources: ScS, SGS.

Images from ebay.

FI ref: 716 Page credit: NB

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