Gilbert & Ellice Islands

Cowrie shells on a stamp from Gilbert and Ellice IslandsOn 1st October 1975, these islands ceased to exist as an official group.

From that time on, the Micronesian people in the Gilberts (later named Kiribati) were separated from Polynesians living in the Ellice Islands, which became known as Tuvalu.

The first G&E stamps were overprinted Fijian ones. It is interesting that this set has relatively low price considering the low quantities produced.


Year SG No Description MUH Hinged Used FDC
1911 1-7 Fiji Overprints        
1911 1 1/2d green   $11.00    
1911 2 1d red   $48.00 $30.00  
1911 3 2d grey   $12.00    
1911 4 2 1/d blue   $20.00    
1911 8-11 Pines   $16.00 $25.00  
1911 08 1/2d   $6.00    
1911 09 1d $5.00 $3.00 $5.00  
1911 10 2d   $5.00 $6.00  
1911 11 2 1/2d   $5.00 $7.50  
1912 12-23 Defins to 5/- (12)        
1912 12 1/2d green   $1.20 $1.00  
1912 12a 1/2d yell/green $7.00   $5.00  
1912 13 1d carmine   $1.00 $2.00  
1912 13a 1d scarlet   $5.00 $6.00  
1912 14 2d grey $12.00 $10.00 $8.00  
1912 15 2 1/d blue $5.00 $3.00 $3.00  
1912 16 3d purple $2.00 $1.50 $4.50  
1912 17 4d black $2.00 $1.20 $2.50  
1912 18 5d purple/green $3.50 $2.40 $5.00  
1912 19 6d purple $3.50 $2.40    
1912 20 1/- black $4.00 $3.00 $5.00  
1912 21 2/- purple/blue $18.00 $15.00    
1912 22 2/6 black/red   $13.00    
1912 23 5/- green/red   $32.00    
1918 26 War Tax   $2.00 $4.00  
1922 27-35 Defins script wmk        
1922 27 1/2d green $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1922 28 1d violet   $3.50    
1922 29 1 1/2d scarlet $3.50 $4.00    
1922 30 2d grey   $4.50    
1935 36-39 Silver Jubilee     $75.00  
1937 40-42 Coronation   $3.00 $3.00  
1939 43-54 KGVI defins (12) $75.00 $45.00 $60.00  
1939 43 1/2d $0.50 $0.30 $0.50  
1939 44 1d $0.50 $0.30 $0.50  
1939 45 1 1/2d $1.00 $0.40 $0.50  
1939 46 2d $0.60 $0.50 $0.50  
1939 47 2 1/2d $2.00 $0.80 $0.70  
1939 48 3d perf 13.5 $1.50 $0.80 $0.80  
1939 48a 3d perf 12 $4.00 $2.50 $5.00  
1939 49 5d $2.50 $1.50 $2.00  
1939 50 6d $4.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1939 51 1/- perf 13.5 $4.50 $2.50 $3.00  
1939 51a 1/- perf 12   $11.00 $15.00  
1939 52 2/- $14.00 $9.00 $10.00  
1939 53 2/6   $12.00 $13.00  
1939 54 5/- $23.00 $19.00 $15.00  
1946 55-56 Victory $1.10 $0.80 $0.90 $1.50
1949 57-58 Silver Wedding $50.00 $30.00 $40.00 $60.00
1949 58 1 Pound only $45.00   $38.00  
1949 59-62 UPU     $14.00  
1953 63 Coronation $2.20 $1.50 $1.50 $2.50
1956 64-75 QEII defins (12) $100.00 $60.00 $65.00  
1956 64 1/2d $0.50 $0.30 $0.40  
1956 65 1d $0.60 $0.40 $0.50  
1956 66 2d $1.50 $1.00 $0.70  
1956 67 2 1/2d $1.20 $0.60 $0.60  
1956 68 3d $1.00 $0.60 $0.80  
1956 69 5d $6.00 $3.50 $3.50  
1956 70 6d $2.00 $0.70 $1.00  
1956 71 1/- $2.00 $1.20 $2.00  
1956 72 2/- $11.00 $6.00 $6.00  
1956 73 2/6 $15.00 $8.00    
1956 74 5/- $20.00 $14.00    
1956 75 10/- $45.00 $25.00    
1960 76-78 Phosphate $3.00 $2.00 $3.00  
1963 79 Freedom From Hunger $9.00 $6.00 $5.00  
1963 80-81 Red Cross   $7.00    
1964 82-84 1st Air Service $3.00 $2.00 $2.50 $4.00
1964 85-86 2d, 6d reprints $6.00 $4.00 $3.00  
1965 87-88 ITU $4.50 $3.00 $4.50  
1965 89-103 Definitives (15) $35.00 $23.00 $24.00 $38.00
1965 089 1/2d $0.30 $0.20 $0.30  
1965 090 1d $0.40 $0.20 $0.30  
1965 091 2d $0.50 $0.30 $0.30  
1965 092 3d $0.60 $0.40 $0.30  
1965 093 4d $0.70 $0.50 $0.40  
1965 094 5d $0.80 $0.50 $0.30  
1965 095 6d $0.90 $0.60 $0.50  
1965 096 7d $1.00 $0.80 $0.80  
1965 097 1/- $1.50 $0.80 $0.80  
1965 098 1/6 $2.00 $1.20 $1.50  
1965 099 2/- $2.50 $1.30 $1.40  
1965 100 3/7 $4.00 $2.50 $2.50  
1965 101 5/- $6.00 $3.50 $4.50  
1965 102 10/-   $6.00 $7.00  
1965 103 1 Pound   $9.00 $10.00  
1965 104-105 ICY $3.00 $2.50 $2.00 $3.00
1966 106-109 Churchill $6.00 $4.00 $5.00 $7.00
1966 110-124 Decimal o/prints (15) $26.00   $24.00 $30.00
1966 110 1c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1966 111 2c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1966 112 3c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1966 113 4c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1966 114 5c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1966 115 6c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1966 116 8c $0.50 $0.40 $0.40  
1966 117 10c $0.60 $0.40 $0.50  
1966 118 15c $0.90 $0.60 $0.70  
1966 119 20c $1.40 $1.00 $1.10  
1966 120 25c $1.80 $1.20 $1.30  
1966 121 35c $2.70 $1.80 $2.50  
1966 122 50c $4.50 $3.00 $4.00  
1966 123 $1 $6.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1966 124 $2 $9.00 $6.00 $8.00  
1966 125-126 World Cup $3.50 $2.50 $2.50 $5.00
1966 127-128 WHO $2.50 $2.00 $2.00 $2.50
1966 129-131 UNESCO $7.00 $5.00 $4.00 $8.00
1967 132-134 75th Anniversary $1.50 $1.00 $1.00 $4.00
1968 135-149 Decimal defins (15) $36.00 $24.00 $24.00 $35.00
1968 135 1c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 136 2c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 137 3c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 138 4c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1968 139 5c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1968 140 6c $0.50 $0.30 $0.30  
1968 141 8c $0.60 $0.40 $0.40  
1968 142 10c $0.60 $0.40 $0.40  
1968 143 15c $1.50 $1.00 $1.00  
1968 144 20c $1.80 $1.20 $1.20  
1968 145 25c $3.70 $2.40 $2.40  
1968 146 35c $4.50 $3.00 $3.00  
1968 147 50c $4.50 $3.00    
1968 148 $1 $5.00 $3.50    
1968 149 $2 $10.00      
1968 150-153 Battle of Tarawa $5.50 $4.00 $4.00  
1969 154-156 Sth Pacific Uni $2.40 $1.50 $2.00 $5.00
1969 157-158 Christmas $2.00 $1.80 $1.50 $2.50
1970 159-161 British Red Cross $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 $4.00
1970 162-165 United Nations $3.00 $2.00 $2.50 $6.00
1970 166-169 London Miss Society $3.00 $2.00 $2.40 $5.00
1970 170-172 Christmas $2.00 $1.00 $1.40 $5.00
1971 173-187 Definitives (15) $55.00 $35.00 $45.00 $60.00
1971 173 1c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1971 174 2c $0.40   $0.20  
1971 175 3c $0.50   $0.30  
1971 176 4c $0.70   $0.40  
1971 177 5c $0.70   $0.40  
1971 177Ei 5c rev wmk $5.00   $4.00  
1971 178 6c $0.70 $0.40 $0.40  
1971 179 8c $0.70 $0.50 $0.50  
1971 180 10c $0.80   $0.50  
1971 180Ei 10c rev wmk $5.00   $4.00  
1971 181 15c $4.50 $2.50 $3.50  
1971 182 20c $3.00 $2.00 $2.50  
1971 183 25c $3.00   $2.50  
1971 184 35c $4.00   $3.50  
1971 184Ei 35c rev wmk $4.00   $3.50  
1971 185 50c $4.50   $4.00  
1971 186 $1 $9.00   $8.00  
1971 187 $2 $18.00   $17.00  
1971 188-189 New Constitution $1.80 $1.00 $1.00 $2.50
1971 190-192 Christmas $3.00 $1.60 $1.50 $4.00
1971 193-195 UNICEF $4.00 $3.00 $3.00 $4.00
1972 196-198 Sth Pacific Comm $2.20 $1.80 $1.50 $3.60
1972 199-202 Coral $6.50 $5.00 $5.00 $7.00
1972 203-207 Reprint defins (5)        
1972 203 2c $20.00 $15.00    
1972 204 5c $15.00 $8.00 $10.00  
1972 205 6c $20.00   $18.00  
1972 206 15c $20.00 $15.00 $18.00  
1972 207 20c $20.00 $15.00 $18.00  
1972 208-210 Christmas $4.20 $3.00 $2.40 $4.00
1972 211-212 Silver Wedding $1.60 $1.00 $1.50 $2.00
1973 213-216 Island Names Pt 1 $5.00 $4.00 $4.00 $7.00
1973 217-220 Christmas $6.00   $5.00 $7.60
1973 221-222 Princess Anne Wedding $1.30   $1.10 $2.50
1973 223-226 IMO/WMO $12.50 $9.50 $9.00 $10.00
1974 227-230 Canoe Crests $5.50   $4.00 $5.00
1974 231 Canoe Crests m/s $13.00   $13.00 $15.00
1974 232-235 UPU $3.50 $2.80 $2.50 $4.00
1974 236-239 Christmas $4.20 $3.30 $4.00 $5.00
1974 240-242 Churchill $2.40 $2.00 $2.00 $3.00
1975 243-246 Crabs $5.00 $3.00 $3.50 $4.50
1975 247-250 Cowrie Shells $9.00   $6.00 $10.00
1975 251 Cowrie Shells m/s $40.00      
1975 252-255 Island Names Pt 2 $4.50 $3.00 $4.00 $5.50
1975 256-259 Christmas $3.60 $3.00 $2.50 $4.00