Thursday, July 16, 2009


Aviation stamps of Kiribati.
Kiribati is an adaption of Gilbert Islands which were discovered by an English Captain Thomas Gilbert in 1788 while cossing the archipelago from Australia to China. The islands together with Elice islands became a part of the British Colonies in 1919. Stamps were issued in the name of Gilbert & Elice Islands till the islands were separated in 1975. Elice Islands became independent in 1978 and took on the name Tuvalu. Gilbers Is became independent on 12th July, 1979 and took on the name of Kiribati. Actually the islands in the Gilbertese language is Tungaru. Read more about Kiribati

Kiribati Stamps showing Bonriki airport.

Stamps issued to commemorate Inauguration of Air Tungaru:


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Pablo (yo) said...

Great blog on stamps!!!!