NAURU 1916-23 1d carmine-red variety, SG2cb
Nauru 1916-23 1d carmine-red, type 1 overprint, from 'N19' printing, DOUBLE OVERPRINT ONE ALBINO, SG2cb.
A fine mint example with large part original gum. The albino impression can be seen 1½mm to right and 1mm above the inked overprint.
A scarce variety of the first British stamps overprinted 'NAURU".
Nauru was occupied by Australian forces following the outbreak of World War I. During this time, Australian stamps overprinted 'North West Pacific Islands' were used from 1914 to 1916. The British government took control of the island and British stamps were then overprinted 'NAURU' and were first issued in October 1916.
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