Gilbert & Ellice Islands

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G&E001: Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1911 3 sets of 7 overprinted GILBERT & ELLICE/PROTECTORATE on KEVII Fiji wmk MCA chalk-surfaced paper (the 2d to 1s are special printings not issued without the overprint) additionally overprinted SPECIMEN type D12 ~ tied to archival piece by POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE handstamps ~ SG1s/7s var (3×£300 as normal specimens)
Price £1,200
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G&E1949: Gilbert & Ellice Islands
1949 75th Anniversary of the UPU set of four handstamped SPECIMEN by an unidentified postal authority
Price £225
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