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 Nauru

First Stamp of Nauru
First Stamp of Nauru

When the administration of Nauru was transferred to the British in 1916, British stamps overprinted ‘Nauru’ were issued. These were used until 1924 when the first issues appeared for the mandated territory, administered by Australia. Resources used do not indicate if a postal service existed during the years of Japanese occupation. After WWII, stamps of Australia were used until the first issues for Nauru as a trust territory appeared in 1954. The achievement of self government is not reflected in stamps issued. The first stamps as a republic were issued in 1968. The stamps issued since 1968 are a blend of issues with themes of national interest and issues with themes aimed at the thematic collectors market. [source: StampWorldHistory]