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Nauru belonged to the German Marshall Islands but was seeded to New Zealand in 1916

1916 Stamps of Great Britain overprinted 'NAURU'

  1/2 p green
  1 p red
  1 1/2 p brown
  2 p orange
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p violet
  4 p green
  5 p brown
  6 p lilac
  9 p brown
  1 Sh brown
Larger overprint

  2 Sh 6 brown
  5 Sh red
  10 Sh blue (overprint in red)

The small overprint exists in two types, the first type is 12 3/4 mm long, the second one is 13 1/2 mm long (issued in 1923). The first type overprint is at the bottom of the stamp, the second type in the middle of the stamp. The second type only exists on the values 1/2 p, 1 p, 1 1/2 p and 2 p.

The 1/2 p, 1 p, 2 p, 2 1/2 p, 3 p, 4 p, 5 p and 6 p with the first overprint type exist with a printing error 'NAUP.U' (the right leg of the 'R' has partly disappeared).


(Normal overprint at the left and printing error: 'NAUP.U' at the right)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
First type of overprint (at the bottom of the stamp)
1/2 p** 
1 p** 
1 1/2 p**** 
2 p** 
2 1/2p ** 
3 p** 
4 p**** 
5 p**** 
6 p**** 
9 p****** 
1 Sh****** 

Second type of overprint (in the middle of the stamp)

1/2 p****** 
1 p**** 
1 1/2 p****** 
2 p****** 

Overprint on large sized stamps

2 Sh 6 p****** 
5 Sh RR 
10 ShRR 

Since the basic stamps of Great Britain are quite cheap, forged overprints exist, examples of forged overprints:


(Forged overprints on genuine stamps of Great Britain)

 

1924 Island and ship


(Reduced sizes)

  1/2 p brown
  1 p green
  1 1/2 p red
  2 p orange
  2 1/2 p blue
  3 p blue
  4 p olive
  5 p brown
  6 p violet
  9 p olive
  1 Sh red
  2 Sh 6 p green
  5 Sh lilac
  10 Sh yellow

These stamps have perforation 11.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
1/2 pcc 
1 pc* 
1 1/2 p**** 
2 p** 
2 1/2 p** 
3 p** 
4 p** 
5 p** 
6 p** 
9 p**** 
1 Sh**** 
2 Sh 6 p****** 
5 Sh****** 
10 ShRR 


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