Gilbert Islands


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$1 01 Jul 76 The L. C. Tabakea Design is identical to Kiribati Scott #339, except for the presence of a small silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II on this stamp. The L.C. (Landing Craft) Tabakea is named after the Turtle God who is believed to support Banaba Island on his back. The craft is used to ferry passengers (up to 200) and freight (up to 22 tons) among the islets that make up the nation's capital, Tarawa.

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20c 15 Jan 79 Chelonia mydas