History of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue
 


NAURU
Listed by Date of Issue

1916 - 1968
Updated:  28 June 2022



Product List Abbreviations

STAMP HISTORY
Nauru was an Australian Mandate between 1924 and 1968
1888 ..... Nauru (then named Pleasant Island) was annexed by Germany, with German stamps overprinted "Marshall-Inseln" being used. View 2
1897 ..... Germany incorporated Nauru in to its Marshall Islands Protectorate, with German Marshall Island stamps being used. View 4
1914 ..... Nauru was captured by Australia Troops at the start of WWI, with Australian stamps overprinted "N. W. Pacific Islands" being used. View 2
1916 ..... Under a Joint British, Australian, and New Zealand Mandate, stamps of Great Britain overprinted "NAURU" were used.
1924 ..... Under an Australian Mandate, stamps inscribed "NAURU" were issued.
1968 ..... Nauru becomes Fully Independent, issuing their own stamps overprinted "REPUBLIC/OF/NAURU"; later inscribed "Republic of Nauru".

1916  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps used in Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Great Britain's KGV Head Stamps: Overprinted "NAURU"
1916-1923
Product List
Stamp List
1

½d.  Green
2

1d.  Red
3

1½d.  Brown

4

2d.  Orange
5

2½d.  Blue
6

3d.  Violet
7

4d.  Green

8

5d.  Brown
9

6d.  Purple
10

9d.  Black
11

1s.  Brown
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of ??

  1 -   ½d.  Green
  2 -    1d.  Red
  3 - 1½d.  Brown
  4 -    2d.  Orange
  5 - 2½d.  Blue
  6 -    3d.  Violet
  7 -    4d.  Green
  8 -    5d.  Brown
  9-     6d.  Purple
10 -    9d.  Black
11 -    1s.  Brown

Great Britain's Seahorse Stamps: Overprinted "NAURU"
1916-1923
Product List
Stamp List
12

2s6d.  Brown
13

5s.  Red
14

10s.  Blue
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of ??
12 - 2s6d.  Brown
13 -      5s.  Red
14 -    10s.  Blue


1924  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Freighter Century Definitives: Rough Surfaced, Greyish Paper
c1924
Product List
Stamp List
  1
stamp
½d.  Chestnut
2
stamp
1d.  Green
3
stamp
1½d.  Scarlet
 

4
stamp
2d.  Orange
5
stamp
2½d.  Slate-Blue
6
stamp
3d.  Pale Blue
7
stamp
4d.  Olive-Green

8
stamp
5d.  Brown
9
stamp
6d.  Dull Violet
10
stamp
9d.  Olive-Brown
11
stamp
1s.  Brown-Lake

  12
stamp
2s.6d.  Grey-Green
13
stamp
5s.  Claret
14
stamp
10s.  Yellow
 
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 40.

  1 -     ½d.  Chestnut
  2 -      1d.  Green
  3 -   1½d.  Scarlet
  4 -      2d.  Orange
  5 -   2½d.  Slate-Blue
  6 -      3d.  Pale Blue
  7 -      4d.  Olive-Green
  8 -      5d.  Brown
  9 -      6d.  Dull Violet
10 -      9d.  Olive-Brown
11 -       1s.  Brown-Lake
12 - 2s.6d.  Grey-Green
13 -       5s.  Claret
14 -     10s.  Yellow

1935  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Freighter Century Definitives: Shiny Surfaced, White Paper
c1935
Product List
Stamp List
  1

½d.  Chestnut
2

1d.  Green
3

1½d.  Scarlet
 

4

2d.  Orange
5

2½d.  Dull Blue
6

3d.  Greenish Grey
7

4d.  Olive-Green

8

5d.  Brown
9

6d.  Dull Violet
10

9d.  Olive-Brown
11

1s.  Brown-Lake

  12

2s.6d.  Grey-Green
13

5s.  Claret
14

10s.  Yellow
 
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 40.

  1 -     ½d.  Chestnut
  2 -      1d.  Green
  3 -   1½d.  Scarlet
  4 -      2d.  Orange
  5 -   2½d.  Dull Blue
  6 -      3d.  Greenish Grey
  7 -      4d.  Olive-Green
  8 -      5d.  Brown
  9 -      6d.  Dull Violet
10 -      9d.  Olive-Brown
11 -       1s.  Brown-Lake
12 - 2s.6d.  Grey-Green
13 -       5s.  Claret
14 -     10s.  Yellow
Silver Jubilee of King George V: Stamps overprinted "HIS MAJESTY'S JUBILEE  / 1910 - 1935
12 July 1935
Product List
Stamp List
15
stamp
1½d.  Red
16
stamp
2d.  Orange
17
stamp
2½d.  Slate-Blue
18
stamp
1s.  Brown-Lake
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 40.
15 - 1½d.  Red
16 -    2d.  Orange
17 - 2½d.  Slate-Blue
18 -     1s.  Brown-Lake

1937  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Coronation of King George VI
12 July 1937
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
1½d.  Red
2
stamp
2d.  Orange
3
stamp
2½d.  Blue
4
stamp
1s.  Red
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of ??

1 - 1½d.  Red
2 -    2d.  Orange
3 - 2½d.  Blue
4 -     1s.  Purple

1954  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
First Pictorial Definitives
6 February 1954
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
½d.  Nauruan Netting Fish
2
stamp
1d.  Anibare Bay
3
stamp
3½d.  Loading Phosphate

4
stamp
4d.  Great Frigate Bird
5
stamp
6d.  Nauruan Canoe
6
stamp
9d.  Meeting-house

7
stamp
1s.  Palm Trees
8
stamp
2s.6d.  Buada Lagoon
9
stamp
5s.  Map of Nauru
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 50.

1 -     ½d.  Nauruan Netting Fish
2 -      1d.  Anibare Bay
3 -   3½d.  Loading Phosphate
4 -      4d.  Great Frigate Bird
5 -      6d.  Nauruan Canoe
6 -      9d.  Meeting-house
7 -       1s.  Palm Trees
8 - 2s.6d.  Buada Lagoon
9 -       5s.  Map of Nauru

1963  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Second Pictorial Definitives: Issue 1 of 4
22 April 1963
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
5d.  Calophylium
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 50.

1 - 5d.  Calophylium
Second Pictorial Definitives: Issue 2 of 4
1 July 1963
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
8d.  Black Lizard
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 50.

2 - 8d.  Black Lizard

1964  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Second Pictorial Definitives: Issue 3 of 4
16 April 1964
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
3d.  Poison Nut Flower
2
stamp
10d.  Capparis Flower
3
stamp
2s.3d.  Coral Pinnacles
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 50.

1 -      3d.  Poison Nut Flower
2 -    10d.  Capparis Flower
3 - 2s.3d.  Coral Pinnacles

1965  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
50th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landing
14 April 1965
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
5d.  Simpson & His Donkey
Gummed Stamps
Sheet of 80.

1 - 5d.  Simpson & His Donkey
Second Pictorial Definitives: Issue 4 of 4
3 May 1965
Product List
Stamp List
2
stamp
2d.  Micronesian Pigeon
3
stamp
1s.3d.  White Tern
4
stamp
3s.3d.  Reed Warbler
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 50.
2 -      2d.  Micronesian Pigeon
3 - 1s.3d.  White Tern
4 - 3s.3d.  Reed Warbler

1966  STAMP ISSUES
Stamps of Nauru Listed by Date of Issue and Numbered on a Yearly Basis
Decimal Currency Definitives: Issue 1 of 2
14 February 1966
Product List
Stamp List
1
stamp
1c.  Anibare Bay
2
stamp
4c.  Calophylium
3
stamp
7c.  Black Lizard
4
stamp
8c.  Capparis Flower

5
stamp
10c.  Frigate Bird
6
stamp
30c.  Poison Nut Flower
7
stamp
50c.  Micronesian Pigeon
8
stamp
$1·00.  Map of Nauru
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 50.

1 -       1c.  Anibare Bay
2 -       4c.  Calophylium
3 -       7c.  Black Lizard
4 -       8c.  Capparis Flower
5 -     10c.  Frigate Bird
6 -     30c.  Poison Nut Flower
7 -     50c.  Micronesian Pigeon
8 - $1·00.  Map of Nauru
Decimal Currency Definitives: Issue 2 of 2
25 May 1966
Product List
Stamp List
  9
stamp
2c.  Nauruan Netting Fish
10
stamp
3c.  Loading Phosphate
11
stamp
5c.  Palm Trees

12
stamp
15c.  White Tern
13
stamp
25c.  Coral Pinnacles
14
stamp
35c.  Reed Warbler
Gummed Stamps
Sheets of 50.
  9 -       2c.  Nauruan Netting Fish
10 -       3c.  Loading Phosphate
11 -       5c.  Palm Trees
12 -     15c.  White Tern
13 -     25c.  Coral Pinnacles
14 -     35c.  Reed Warbler

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