Research Papers - The Stamps and Postal History of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands
by Keith Fitchett (2003/4)
This monumental work, The Stamps and Postal History of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, by the late Keith Fitchett, covers much more ground than the title suggests. It is the result of twelve years' research and includes a considerable amount of background information, including descriptions of the islands and their administration, with biographies, and details of shipping services.
Due to the size an complexity surrounding this work, it was never formally completed prior to Keith passing away. However, due to the huge amount of valuable information contained therein, we are please to make the handbook available in it's 'preproduction' state.
Foreword, Acknowledgements and Bibliography
Part 1 Introduction, island descriptions and history.
Part 2 Notes on administration, biographies, postal regulations and rates, early postal affairs etc.
Part 3 Sea and air services.
Part 4 (Excluding 4.3) Stationery, picture postcards, stamps, cachets, first day covers.
Part 5 Christmas Island locals, NZ Agencies, NZ and Japanese forces, postal rates etc.
and the Postal Markings section edited by Mike Shaw (2005)
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