Nauru

This stamp from Nauru features the story of the girl in the  moonPhosphate once made this tiny island very rich. For millions of years, the building up of piles of bird droppings and coral left major deposits (pardon the pun) of this valuable resource.

This stamp shows the Micronesian pigeonThe phosphate was discovered in 1893 when a fossilised tree was analysed and found to contain phosphate.

The island has a band of fertile soil on the coast but the rest became barren rock and pinnacles, where phosphate was removed. Nauru became a republic on 31st January 1968 and is now better known for the Illegal Immigrant Detention Centre placed there on Australia's behalf.

Year SG No Description MUH Hinged Used FDC
1916 1-12 GB Overprints(12)   $180.00 $220.00  
1916 01 1/2d   $3.00 $2.00  
1916 02 1d $3.00 $1.40 $2.00  
1916 02b 1d carmine red   $11.00    
1916 03 1 1/2d   $65.00    
1916 04 2d Die 1 $5.00 $3.00 $5.00  
1916 05 2d Die 2 $140.00 $75.00 $80.00  
1916 06 2 1/2d $5.00 $3.00 $4.50  
1916 07 3d $7.00 $5.00 $6.00  
1916 08 4d $8.00 $6.00 $5.00  
1916 09 5d   $5.00 $5.00  
1916 10 6d   $7.00 $5.00  
1916 11 9d   $9.00 $10.00  
1916 12 1/-   $9.00 $10.00  
1923 13-16 GB O/prints (centre)     $140.00  
1923 13 1/2d $12.00 $5.00    
1923 14 1d   $30.00 $36.00  
1923 15 1 1/2d $55.00 $35.00 $42.00  
1923 16 2d $75.00 $40.00    
1916 17-25 Seahorses        
1916 20 2/6 $160.00 $80.00 $80.00  
1916 22 5/-     $160.00  
1916 23 10/- $650.00 $400.00    
1924 26A39A Ships - Rough Paper   $270.00 $255.00  
1924 26A 1/2d $2.00 $1.50 $1.00  
1924 27A 1d   $2.50 $3.00  
1924 28A 1 1/2d $5.00 $3.00 $4.00  
1924 29A 2d $6.00 $3.00 $4.00  
1924 30A 2 1/2d slate blu   $7.00 $8.00  
1924 30Aa 2 1/2d greenish     $9.00  
1924 31A 3d $4.50 $3.00 $4.00  
1924 32A 4d $7.00 $4.00 $6.00  
1924 33A 5d $7.00 $4.00 $6.00  
1924 34A 6d   $4.00 $8.00  
1924 35A 9d   $8.00 $6.00  
1924 36A 1/-   $8.00 $8.00  
1924 37A 2/6     $30.00  
1924 38A 5/-   $60.00 $60.00  
1924 39A 10/-   $120.00    
1937 26B39B Ships Shiny Paper $300.00 $170.00 $220.00  
1937 26B 1/2d   $6.00 $10.00  
1937 26Ba 1/2d perf 14 $0.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1937 27B 1d $5.00 $3.00 $3.00  
1937 28B 1 1/2d $2.00 $1.00 $1.00  
1937 29B 2d $0.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1937 30Bb 2 1/2d dull blue $0.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1937 31Ba 3d greenish grey   $2.00 $2.00  
1937 32B 4d   $4.00 $3.00  
1937 33B 5d   $2.50 $2.50  
1937 34B 6d $0.00 $4.00 $3.00  
1937 35B 9d   $7.50 $7.00  
1937 36B 1/-   $6.00 $5.00  
1937 37B 2/6   $25.00    
1937 38B 5/- $50.00 $35.00    
1937 39B 10/-     $110.00  
1935 40-43 Silver Jubilee $36.00 $26.00 $30.00  
1937 44-47 Coronation $8.00   $6.00 $8.00
1954 48-56 Defins (9) $18.00 $12.00 $11.00 $18.00
1954 48 1/2d $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1954 48a 1/2d white paper $0.40 $0.20 $0.20  
1954 49 1d $0.40 $0.20 $0.20  
1954 49a 1d white paper $0.50 $0.20 $0.30  
1954 50 3 1/2d $2.50 $1.00 $0.30  
1954 50a 3 1/2d white pap $2.50 $1.50 $1.00  
1954 51 4d $2.40 $1.20 $1.50  
1954 51a 4d white paper $3.50 $2.00 $3.00  
1954 52 6d $1.50 $0.50 $0.50  
1954 53 9d $1.20 $0.60 $0.50  
1954 54 1/- $1.00 $0.50 $0.50  
1954 55 2/6 $4.00 $2.50 $2.50  
1954 56 5/- $9.50 $5.00 $4.00  
1963 57-64 Defins (8) $18.00 $11.00 $11.00  
1963 57 2d $1.50 $0.60 $0.60  
1963 58 3d $1.00 $0.60 $0.60  
1963 59 5d $1.50 $0.60 $0.60 $3.60
1963 60 8d $2.00 $1.00 $1.00 $4.00
1963 61 10d $1.00 $0.60 $0.60  
1963 62 1/3 $3.50 $2.00 $3.50  
1963 63 2/3 $4.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1963 64 3/3 $5.00 $3.00 $5.00  
1963 16/4/64 3d,10d,2/3 cover       $7.00
1965 65 Gallipoli $1.20 $0.40 $1.00 $3.00
1966 66-79 Decimals (14) $14.00 $10.00 $12.00 $15.00
1966 66 1c $0.20 $0.20 $0.20  
1966 67 2c $0.20 $0.20 $0.20  
1966 68 3c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1966 69 4c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1966 70 5c $0.40 $0.30 $0.50  
1966 71 7c $0.40 $0.30 $0.20  
1966 72 8c $0.60 $0.30 $0.20  
1966 73 10c $1.00 $0.50 $0.30  
1966 74 15c $1.20 $0.70 $0.80  
1966 75 25c $1.00 $0.70 $1.00  
1966 76 30c $1.30 $1.00 $1.00  
1966 77 35c $2.50 $1.50 $1.50  
1966 78 50c $4.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1966 79 $1 $4.00 $3.00 $3.50  
1968 80-93 Overprints (14) $12.00 $7.00 $8.00 $16.00
1968 80 1c $0.20 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 81 2c $0.20 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 82 3c $0.20 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 83 4c $0.50 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 84 5c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1968 85 7c $0.50 $0.20 $0.30  
1968 86 8c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1968 87 10c $0.80 $0.30 $0.30  
1968 88 15c $4.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1968 89 25c $1.50 $0.70 $0.70  
1968 90 30c $1.20 $0.70 $0.70  
1968 91 35c $1.50 $0.70 $0.70  
1968 92 50c $3.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1968 93 $1 $2.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1968 94-95 Independence $0.60 $0.30 $0.40 $2.50
1969 96 Flag $0.70 $0.40 $0.60 $2.50
1972 97 25th Anniv SPC $1.50 $1.00 $1.00 $2.50
1973 98 5th Anniv Indep $0.50 $0.30 $0.80 $2.50
1973 99-112 Defins (14) $9.00 $5.00 $7.00 $10.00
1973 99 1c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1973 100 2c $0.30 $0.20 $0.20  
1973 101 3c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1973 102 4c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1973 103 5c $0.40 $0.30 $0.30  
1973 104 7c $0.50 $0.30 $0.50  
1973 105 8c $0.30 $0.20 $0.30  
1973 106 10c $0.50 $0.40 $0.40  
1973 107 15c $0.50 $0.40 $0.40  
1973 108 20c $0.60 $0.40 $0.40  
1973 109 25c $0.50 $0.40 $0.40  
1973 110 30c $1.00 $0.70 $0.70  
1973 111 50c $2.00 $1.20 $1.20  
1973 112 $1 $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1973 23/5/73 Part 2       $4.00
1973 113-115 Co-op Society $4.80 $3.50 $4.00 $6.00
1974 116-121 First Contact $20.00 $12.00 $18.00 $22.00
1974 122-125 UPU $7.00 $4.50 $7.00  
1974 126 UPU m/s $10.00 $7.00 $9.50  
1974 127-128 Christmas $2.50 $1.50 $2.20 $3.00
1975 129-132 Phosphate $3.00 $1.50 $1.90 $6.00
1975 133-136 SPC Conference $2.80 $1.70 $2.50 $3.30
1975 133S SPC Conf sheetlet     $0.00  
1975 137-138 SPC Welcome $2.00 $1.40 $1.70 $3.50
1975 139-142 Christmas $2.00 $1.30 $1.80 $5.00
1976 143-146 Return from Truk $2.70 $2.00 $2.20 $4.00
1976 147-150 Stamp Anniversary $2.20 $1.50 $2.00 $3.50
1976 151-154 Sth Pacific Forum $2.50 $1.50 $2.50 $3.60
1976 155-158 Christmas $2.20 $1.50 $2.00 $3.80
1977 159-160 Nauru House $2.50 $1.80 $2.00 $4.50
1977 161-164 Telecommunication $1.60 $1.40 $1.60 $2.70
1977 165-167 Christmas $1.50 $1.00 $1.50 $4.00
1978 168-169 10th Anniversary $1.50 $0.90 $1.50 $3.00
1978 170-173 Provisionals $16.00 $22.00 $20.00  
1978 174-190 Defins (17) $14.00   $14.00  
1978 174 1c $0.20 $0.20 $0.20  
1978 175 2c $0.40 $0.20 $0.20  
1978 176 3c $0.20 $0.20 $0.20  
1978 177 4c $0.20 $0.20    
1978 178 5c $0.30 $0.20 $0.30  
1978 179 7c $0.30 $0.20 $0.30  
1978 180 10c $0.30 $0.20 $0.30  
1978 181 15c $0.30 $0.20 $0.30  
1978 182 20c $0.30 $0.20 $0.30  
1978 183 25c $0.50 $0.40 $0.50  
1978 184 30c $1.20 $0.60 $1.00  
1978 185 32c $1.00 $0.70 $1.00  
1978 186 40c $1.50 $0.70 $1.00  
1978 187 50c $1.50 $0.70 $1.00  
1978 188 $1 $1.50 $1.00 $1.50  
1978 189 $2 $3.00 $2.00 $3.00  
1978 190 $5 $7.00 $5.00 $7.00  
1978 17/5/78 Part 1       $12.00
1978 191-192 Asian Parl.Union $3.00 $2.50 $3.40 $4.00
1978 193-196 Christmas $1.50 $1.00 $2.00 $3.00
1978 197-199 Scouts $2.00   $2.50  
1979 200-203 Flight $2.00     $3.00
1979 204-206 Rowland Hill $2.00   $2.00 $3.00
1979 207 Rowland Hill m/s $2.10 $1.40    
1979 208-210 Radio Committee $1.50 $0.90 $2.00 $3.00
1979 211-215 IYC $1.40 $1.00 $1.40  
1979 216-219 Christmas $2.00 $1.20 $2.00 $2.50
1980 220-223 Air Nauru $2.00   $2.00  
1980 224-226 Locomotives $2.00   $2.00  
1980 227 London 80 m/s $1.60 $1.50    
1980 228-231 Christmas $2.00 $1.10 $2.00 $3.00
1980 232-234 UN Declaration $1.90   $2.00 $2.50
1980 232,234 Part 1       $1.50
1980 232,234 Part 1 Gutter Pr       $3.00
1981 235-237 Local Government $1.60 $1.20 $1.60 $2.50
1981 238-241 Fishing $1.80   $1.80 $2.50
1981 242 Fishing m/s $3.00 $2.00 $3.00 $3.50
1981 243 Bank of Nauru $1.60 $1.20 $1.50 $2.20
1981 244-247 UN Day $1.60 $1.50 $1.60 $2.20
1981 248-251 Christmas $1.60 $1.00 $1.60 $2.00
1981 252-255 SP Forum $1.80   $1.80 $2.20
1982 256-261 Boy Scouts $2.20 $1.20 $2.20 $3.00
1982 262 Boy Scouts m/s $2.20 $2.00    
1982 263-266 OTEC $2.20   $2.00 $3.00
1982 267-270 Phosphate $2.40 $1.50 $2.40 $3.00
1982 271 Anpex Phosphate m/s $2.00   $2.00 $3.00
1982 272-274 Royal Visit $3.20 $2.00 $3.00 $3.50
1982 275-278 Christmas $2.80 $1.70 $2.80 $3.50
1983 279-282 15th Anniversary $3.00   $2.80 $4.00
1983 283-287 World Comm. Year $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.50
1983 288-291 ANGAM Day $2.00   $2.00 $2.50
1983 292-294 Christmas $1.50   $1.50 $2.00
1984 295-298 Lloyds List $2.00 $1.80 $2.00 $2.00
1984 299 UPU Congress $2.00 $1.80 $2.00 $2.50
1984 300-302 Butterflies $3.60 $3.00 $4.00 $4.50
1984 303-314 Scene Defins (12) $12.00   $12.00 $14.00
1984 315-317 Christmas $2.20   $2.00 $2.50
1985 318-321 Air Nauru $3.50     $4.00
1985 322-325 Phosphate $4.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00
1985 326-327 Christmas $3.50   $3.00 $4.00
1985 328-331 Birds $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1986 332-335 Transport $2.50     $3.00
1986 336-339 Bank of Nauru $2.40   $2.50 $3.00
1986 340-343 Flowers $3.00     $3.60
1986 344-345 Christmas $3.00     $3.80
1987 346-348 Dancers $2.50   $2.60 $2.80
1987 349-352 Artefacts $3.50   $3.30 $3.60
1987 353 World Post Day $3.00     $3.00
1987 354 World Post Day m/s $4.00 $3.00   $4.50
1987 355 Church $1.60   $2.00 $1.80
1987 356-357 Christmas $4.50   $4.50 $5.50
1988 358-361 20th Anniversary $6.50   $7.00 $7.50
1988 362-364 Post Office $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
1988 365-368 String Figures $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
1988 369 UPU $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
1988 370-372 Christmas $5.50   $5.50 $6.00
1989 373-376 Anniversaries $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
1989 377-378 Christmas $5.00   $4.50 $5.00
1989 379-382 Girl on the Moon $21.00   $21.00 $22.00
1990 383-384 Phosphate 1970-1990 $4.00   $3.50 $5.00
1990 385-386 Christmas $2.50   $2.50 $3.00
1990 387-390 Legend of Thunder $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
1991 391-402 Flower Defins (12) $22.00   $22.00 $24.00
1991 403 Christmas m/s $10.00   $8.00 $11.00
1992 404 Asian Devel Bank $3.00   $3.00 $3.40
1992 405-406 Christmas $3.00   $3.00 $4.00
1993 407 25th Anniversary $3.00   $2.50 $3.50
1993 408-409 Constitution Day $3.50   $3.00 $3.50
1993 410-413 S.P. Forum - Scene $9.00     $10.00
1993 414 S.P. Forum - Scene m/s $8.50   $8.50 $9.00
1993 414a SP Forum m/s - Singpex $12.00   $11.00  
1993 415-416 Christmas $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1994 417-418 Childs Best Friend - Dog $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1994 419 Childs Best Friend - m/s $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1994 419a Dog m/s - Hong Kong o/p $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1994 420 Dog m/s - Singpex o/p $9.00   $8.00  
1994 421 Commonwealth Games $2.50   $2.30 $4.00
1994 422-423 Christmas $7.50   $6.00 $7.50
1994 424-427 Civil Aviation $5.50   $5.00 $6.00
1994 428 Civil Aviation sheetlet $6.00   $5.50  
1994 429 Olympic Committee $6.00   $5.00 $6.00
1995 430-433 United Nations Block $7.50 $5.00 $7.50 $8.00
1995 434 United Nations m/s $7.50   $7.50  
1995 435-436 Phosphate $2.30   $3.00 $4.00
1995 437 Phosphate m/s $3.60   $3.60 $4.00
1995 438-440 Stamp Exh o'pr - Plane $9.00      
1995 438s440s Stamp Shows o/p Sheetlet $27.00      
1995 441 1996 Olympics m/s   $4.00    
1995 442-443 50 Years of Peace $6.00   $5.50 $6.00
1996 443a Peace o/pr Hongpex $13.00      
1995 444-445 United Nations $4.60   $4.00 $5.00
1995 446-447 Christmas '95 $3.10   $3.50 $4.00
1996 448-449 Return from Truk $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
1996 450 Return from Truk m/s $4.50      
1996 451 China'96 m/s $2.50      
1996 452-455 Nauru's First Olympics $6.00     $7.00
1996 456-457 Christmas'96 $3.00   $3.00 $3.50
1997 458-461 WWF - Fish $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1997 461S WWF Fish s/let $16.00      
1997 469-470 Royal Golden Wedding $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
1997 471 Golden Wedding m/s $11.00      
1997 473-474 Christmas'97 $4.00     $4.50
1998 475 Weightlifting Championsh $6.50   $6.50  
1998 476 IOC President's visit $4.20   $4.00 $4.50
1998 477-482 Princess Diana sheetlet $8.00   $8.00  
1998 483-486 C'wealth Games'98 $5.00   $5.00 $5.50
1998 487 C'weath Games'98 m/s $5.00   $5.00  
1998 488-489 30th Ann Independence $6.00   $6.00 $7.00
1998 490 Independence m/s $6.00      
1998 491-492 Christmas'98 $3.60   $3.60 $4.50
1998 493-494 First Contact 200 yrs $5.60   $6.00 $6.50
1998 495 First Contact m/s $5.60   $6.00  
1999 496 Maritime m/s Austr'99 $8.20   $8.50  
1999 497-500 Moonlanding $6.50   $6.50 $7.00
1999 501 Moonlanding m/s $3.50   $3.50 $4.00
1999 502 UPU 125 anniv $3.00   $3.50 $4.00
1999 503 China'99 m/s $2.60   $3.00  
1999 504-505 Christmas'99 $3.00     $3.50
2000 506-508 Millennium $6.00     $7.00
2000 509 Millennium m/s $6.00   $6.00  
2000 510-512 100th Anniv of NPC $14.00   $13.00  
2000 513 100th Anniv NPC m/s $12.00   $12.00  
2000 513a 100th Anniv NPC EXPO o/p $11.00   $11.00  
2000 513b 100th Anniv NPC imperf $12.00   $12.00  
2000 514 Queen Mum 100th Set(4) $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
2000 514a 100th B'day m/s $9.00   $9.00  
2000 515-518 Olympic Games 2000 $9.00     $10.00
2000 519-520 Christmas'2000 $5.00     $6.00
2000 521 Christmas'2000 m/s $4.00   $4.00  
2001 522-525 32nd Pacific Isl. Forum $10.00   $10.00 $12.00
2001 526 32nd Pacific Forum m/s $10.00      
2002 527-530 Queen's Golden Jubilee $6.50   $6.50 $7.50
2002 531 Golden Jubilee m/s $13.00   $13.00  
2002 532-535 In Remembrance'02 m/s $11.00     $12.00
2002 546-547 Queen Mother Memorial $6.20   $6.50 $8.00
2002 548 Queen Mother m/s $6.00   $6.00 $8.00
2002 549-554 Firefighters $12.00   $12.00 $14.00
2002 555 Firefighters m/s $11.00   $11.00  
2002 556-561 Catholic Church Anniv. $19.00   $16.00  
2002 562-565 Christmas 2002 $12.00   $10.00 $10.50
2003 566-569 WWF Anemones $11.00   $11.00  
2003 569S WWF Anemones s/let $44.00      
2003 570-578 Aviation Centenary s/let $12.00      
2003 579 Aviation Centenary m/s $13.00      
2003 580-581 Nauru Reed Warbler $7.00      
2003 582 Bird Life sheetlet $15.00      
2005 583-588 Battle of Trafalgar $13.00     $14.00
2005 589 Battle of Trafalgar m/s $11.00     $12.00
2005 590-599 End of World War II $17.00   $17.00 $18.00
2005 600 End of WWII/Pac Exp m/s $11.00   $10.00 $12.00
2005 601 Pope John Paul II $2.10   $2.20 $3.00
2005 601S Pope John Paul S/let $16.00   $16.00  
2005 602 Rotary International $5.50     $6.50
2005 603 Bird Life Int Pt 2 $26.00     $27.00
2005 604-609 Hans C Andersen/Xmas $23.00     $24.00
2005 610-612 Trafalgar Pt 2 $16.00      
2006 613-618 Explor/Innovators Pt1 $6.50   $6.00  
2006 619-624 Explor/Innovation PT2 $17.00     $18.00
2006 624X Exploration/Innov(12) $22.00   $22.00  
2006 625-628 World Cup Germany $17.00     $18.00
2006 629-636 Dinosaurs $18.00   $18.00 $20.00
2006 637-642 Victoria Cross 150th $20.00     $22.00
2006 643-654 Concorde 30th Ann. $25.00     $27.00
2006 655-658 Year of Three Kings $13.00     $14.00
2007 659-662 Diamond Wedding $16.00   $16.00 $17.00
2007 663 Diamond Wedding m/s $12.00   $12.00 $13.00
2008 664-668 RAF 90th Anniv. $7.50   $7.50 $9.00
2008 669 RAF 90th Ann. m/s $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2008 670-673 Beijing Olympics       $7.00
2008 674-679 Lest We Forget       $14.00
2008 681-684 WWF Frigate Birds $9.00      
2008 681a WWF Frigate Bird strip $9.00      
2008 684S WWF Frigate Bird s/let $32.00      
2009 685-688 Naval Aviation Cent. $14.00   $12.00 $14.00
2009 689 Naval Aviation Cent m/s $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
2011 690-694 Space Anniversary $13.00   $13.00 $15.10