Postage stamps and postal history of Nauru

A British 1916 stamp overprinted for use in Nauru
A 1924 half penny stamp of Nauru

This is a survey of the postage stamps and postal history of Nauru.

The Republic of Nauru is an island country in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbour is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometres (186 mi) to the east.


The first post office on the island opened in 1905 using stamps of the Marshall Islands. From 1914 to 1916 Australian stamps overprinted North West Pacific Islands were used. The British government then took control of the island and British stamps overprinted NAURU were issued in October 1916. From 1924 stamps produced in Australia were used.[1]


The first stamps of independent Nauru were issued in 1968.[1]


  1. 1 2 Nauru. Sandafayre Stamp Atlas. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
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