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General Philatelic/Gen. Discussion : First Issues and Numbers Ones (part 4)

 

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25 Dec 2022
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FIRST ISSUE of the Day: French Southern and Antarctic Territories Sc/SG #1 issued 2nd November 1955. French islands and isolated territories across the southern Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as bases on the Antarctic continent. The second row were re-issues in 1967 in the new currency.

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26 Dec 2022
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Ross Dependency Scott L1-4, Stanley Gibbons 1 issued 11th January 1957. The name was given to the area of Antarctica administered by New Zealand, named after Sir James Clark Ross, who discovered the Ross Sea. It includes part of Victoria Land.

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27 Dec 2022
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Australian Antarctic Territory Scott L1-7 Stanley Gibbons 1-7 issued 27th March 1957. Australia took control of a large area of Antarctica in 1933. Australian stamps were used until 1957.

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28 Dec 2022
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Qatar Sc/SG 1-15 issued 1st April 1957. Qatar has been ruled as a hereditary monarchy by the House of Thani since Mohammed bin Thani signed a treaty with the British in 1868 that recognized its separate status.

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29 Dec 2022
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Qatar Independence Sc 252/SG366 issued 1971. On 3 November 1916, the sheik of Qatar entered into treaty relations with the United Kingdom. On 3 September 1971, the treaty was terminated to allow Qatar independence.

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30 Dec 2022
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Galapagos Islands Sc L1-3, LC1-3 or SG 1-6 issued 15th July 1957. Ecuador first annexed the Galapagos Islands and in 1973 they became a province. The Republic of Ecuador took the islands from Spanish ownership in 1832.

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31 Dec 2022
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Christmas Island Sc/SG issued 15th October 1958. Previously part of Straits Settlements and then of the Crown Colony of Singapore, it was occupied by Japanese troops during WW2, reverted to Singapore & became an Australian territory in October 1958.

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01 Jan 2023
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Central African Republic Sc/SG issued December 1, 1959. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari, a unit in French Equatorial Africa, proclaimed itself the Central African Republic Dec 1, 1958. It became the Central African Empire Dec 4, 1976.

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02 Jan 2023
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Rio Muni Sc/SG #1 issued 27th April 1960. On 30th July 1959 Spanish Guinea divided into two Spanish Overseas Provinces, Rio Muni and Fernando Po. Rio Muni comprised mainland Spanish Guinea and the islands of Elobey and Corisco.

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03 Jan 2023
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Trucial States Sc/SG #1 issued 7th January 1961. The Trucial States were a group of 7 sheikdoms located on the desert coast along the south side of the Persian Gulf. -- Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Ras al Khaima, Sharjah and Umm al Qiwain.

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04 Jan 2023
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Bhutan Sc/SG #1 issued April 1962. Late to the game with a postal service, Bhutan used runners and posted items in the Indian or Nepalese postal system until a formal system was established.

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05 Jan 2023
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Bhutan Sc AR1-4 / SG F1-4 issued September 28, 1955. Fiscal stamps were used as postage stamps for the fortress runner system prior to the Bhutan postal system. The stamps were not demonetized for postal use until 1980.

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06 Jan 2023
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Taking a different look today...The first phonograph stamp...Bhutan's 1973 set Sc152 - Sc152F are very small phonograph records with short recordings of folk music, history, and the national anthem. Not listed in SG.

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07 Jan 2023
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British Antarctic Territory Sc/SG #1 issued 1st February 1963. British Antarctic Territory was formed in 1962 from three entities that had previously been Falkland Island Dependencies, Graham Land, South Orkneys, and South Shetland. Source: First Issues Collectors Club

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08 Jan 2023
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South Georgia Sc 1-15/SG 1-15a issued 1963. In 1963, three of the other Falkland dependencies became British Antarctic Territory. South Georgia then began its own issues. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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09 Jan 2023
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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Sc106 SG153 issued 1986. In October 1986, South Georgia joined with the South Sandwich Isles and became independent of the Falklands. Both Scott and Gibbons continue numbering from South Georgia.


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10 Jan 2023
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Cocos (Keeling) Islands Sc/SG 1-8 issued 11th June 1963. Islands in Indian Ocean administered by Singapore up to November 1955 and thereafter by Australia. Of the 27 coral islands only two – West Island and Home Island – are inhabited. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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11 Jan 2023
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Dubai Sc/SG #1 issued 15th June 1963. In 1961 Dubai became one of the Trucial States, issued its own stamps from 1963 until 1972, joined the United Arab Emirates in December 1971, and used UAE stamps from 1973. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB.

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12 Jan 2023
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Sharjah and Dependencies Sc/SG #1 issued 10th July 1963. On 10 July 1963, Sharjah opened its own post office and issued its stamps and postal stationery under the name of Sharjah & Dependencies which included Kalba, Khor Fakkan, and Dibba. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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13 Jan 2023
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Malaysia Sc/SG #1 issued 16th September 1963. Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories separated by the South China Sea. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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14 Jan 2023
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Abu Dhabi Sc/SG #1 issued 30th March 1964. Abu Dhabi was formerly the largest of the seven sheikdoms which made up the Trucial States on the Pirate Coast of eastern Arabia between Oman and Qatar. First Issues Collectors Club

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15 Jan 2023
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Ajman Sc/SG #1 issued 20th June 1964. The smallest of the former Trucial States … consists of the town of Ajman on the Persian Gulf and three separated areas in the interior. On 2 December 1971, Ajman joined the United Arab Emirates.

The recipient of the cover (Stolow) had a controversial reputation as a distributor of issues without real postal validity.

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16 Jan 2023
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Umm al Qiwain #1 issued 29th June 1964. The emirate consists of the coastal city of Umm al-Quwain and the inland oasis town of Falaj Al Mualla.

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17 Jan 2023
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Fujeira Sc/SG #1 issued 22nd September 1964. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. The only of the seven with a coastline solely on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf. First Issues Collectors Club

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18 Jan 2023
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Ras al Khaima Sc/SG #1 issued 21st December 1964. The last of the Trucial States to join the newly independent United Arab Emirates. On 10 February 1972, Ras Al Khaimah, under the leadership of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, joined the UAE. First Issues Collectors Club

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19 Jan 2023
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Bechuanaland, self-government Sc 198-201/SG 186-189 issued Monday, March 1, 1965. Change of government/name Bechuanaland (1895) -> Bechuanaland Protectorate (1888) ->self-government Bechuanaland, self-government (1965) -> Botswana (1965). First Issues Collectors Club

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20 Jan 2023
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Botswana Sc 1-4/SG 202-205 issued Friday, September 30, 1966. Based on the 1965 constitution, the country held its first general elections under universal suffrage and gained independence on 30 September 1966. Formerly the self-governing Bechuanaland.

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21 Jan 2023
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Anguilla Sc/SG #1 issued 4th September 1967. Anguilla withdrew unilaterally from St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla in 1967. In March 1969, 300 British troops were subsequently sent to maintain British rule. The separation was formalized in 1980.

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22 Jan 2023
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British Indian Ocean Territory Sc/SG 1-15 issued 17th January 1968. Established as a Crown Colony in 1965 comprising the Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches Islands. In June 1976, all but the Chagos Archipelago were returned to Seychelles

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24 Jan 2023
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Bangladesh Sc/SG #1 issued 29th July 1971. Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan, broke away from Pakistan in April 1971. It consists of 14 former eastern districts of Bengal and the former Sylhet district of Assam province of India. First Issues Collectors Club,

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25 Jan 2023
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United Arab Emirates (UAE) Scott #1 issued August 1972. The General Maritime Treaty with the British ended December 1971 ending the Trucial States. Six emirates joined the UAE in 1971; the seventh, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation in February 1972. First Issues Collectors Club

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26 Jan 2023
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Belize Sc 312/SG 347 issued 1 June 1973. Formerly British Honduras, became a Crown Colony in 1862, was granted self-government in 1964 & changed its name to Belize on 1st June 1973. Belize became independent within the Commonwealth on 21st September 1981.

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27 Jan 2023
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Cayes of Belize Sc 1 issued 1984. The Cayes of Belize is a chain of islands, coral reefs and sandbanks off the eastern coast of Belize. Gibbons does not list: "fall outside the criteria for full listing" & "greatly in excess of true postal needs".

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28 Jan 2023
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Tuvalu Sc #1-15 issued 1st January 1976. Formerly the Ellice part of the British colony, Gilbert & Ellice Islands. It separated into the Gilbert Islands and Tuvalu in 1976.

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29 Jan 2023
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Tuvalu SG #1 issued 1st January 1976. Gibbons lists a dedicated set of 3 as the first issue. Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony legally ceased to exist on 1 October 1975, and on 1 January 1976, the old administration was officially separated.

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FIRST ISSUE of the Day: French Southern and Antarctic Territories Sc/SG #1 issued 2nd November 1955. French islands and isolated territories across the southern Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as bases on the Antarctic continent. The second row were re-issues in 1967 in the new currency.

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Ross Dependency Scott L1-4, Stanley Gibbons 1 issued 11th January 1957. The name was given to the area of Antarctica administered by New Zealand, named after Sir James Clark Ross, who discovered the Ross Sea. It includes part of Victoria Land.

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Australian Antarctic Territory Scott L1-7 Stanley Gibbons 1-7 issued 27th March 1957. Australia took control of a large area of Antarctica in 1933. Australian stamps were used until 1957.

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Qatar Sc/SG 1-15 issued 1st April 1957. Qatar has been ruled as a hereditary monarchy by the House of Thani since Mohammed bin Thani signed a treaty with the British in 1868 that recognized its separate status.

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Qatar Independence Sc 252/SG366 issued 1971. On 3 November 1916, the sheik of Qatar entered into treaty relations with the United Kingdom. On 3 September 1971, the treaty was terminated to allow Qatar independence.

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Galapagos Islands Sc L1-3, LC1-3 or SG 1-6 issued 15th July 1957. Ecuador first annexed the Galapagos Islands and in 1973 they became a province. The Republic of Ecuador took the islands from Spanish ownership in 1832.

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Christmas Island Sc/SG issued 15th October 1958. Previously part of Straits Settlements and then of the Crown Colony of Singapore, it was occupied by Japanese troops during WW2, reverted to Singapore & became an Australian territory in October 1958.

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Central African Republic Sc/SG issued December 1, 1959. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari, a unit in French Equatorial Africa, proclaimed itself the Central African Republic Dec 1, 1958. It became the Central African Empire Dec 4, 1976.

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Rio Muni Sc/SG #1 issued 27th April 1960. On 30th July 1959 Spanish Guinea divided into two Spanish Overseas Provinces, Rio Muni and Fernando Po. Rio Muni comprised mainland Spanish Guinea and the islands of Elobey and Corisco.

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Trucial States Sc/SG #1 issued 7th January 1961. The Trucial States were a group of 7 sheikdoms located on the desert coast along the south side of the Persian Gulf. -- Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Ras al Khaima, Sharjah and Umm al Qiwain.

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Bhutan Sc/SG #1 issued April 1962. Late to the game with a postal service, Bhutan used runners and posted items in the Indian or Nepalese postal system until a formal system was established.

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Bhutan Sc AR1-4 / SG F1-4 issued September 28, 1955. Fiscal stamps were used as postage stamps for the fortress runner system prior to the Bhutan postal system. The stamps were not demonetized for postal use until 1980.

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Taking a different look today...The first phonograph stamp...Bhutan's 1973 set Sc152 - Sc152F are very small phonograph records with short recordings of folk music, history, and the national anthem. Not listed in SG.

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British Antarctic Territory Sc/SG #1 issued 1st February 1963. British Antarctic Territory was formed in 1962 from three entities that had previously been Falkland Island Dependencies, Graham Land, South Orkneys, and South Shetland. Source: First Issues Collectors Club

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South Georgia Sc 1-15/SG 1-15a issued 1963. In 1963, three of the other Falkland dependencies became British Antarctic Territory. South Georgia then began its own issues. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Sc106 SG153 issued 1986. In October 1986, South Georgia joined with the South Sandwich Isles and became independent of the Falklands. Both Scott and Gibbons continue numbering from South Georgia.


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Cocos (Keeling) Islands Sc/SG 1-8 issued 11th June 1963. Islands in Indian Ocean administered by Singapore up to November 1955 and thereafter by Australia. Of the 27 coral islands only two – West Island and Home Island – are inhabited. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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Dubai Sc/SG #1 issued 15th June 1963. In 1961 Dubai became one of the Trucial States, issued its own stamps from 1963 until 1972, joined the United Arab Emirates in December 1971, and used UAE stamps from 1973. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB.

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Sharjah and Dependencies Sc/SG #1 issued 10th July 1963. On 10 July 1963, Sharjah opened its own post office and issued its stamps and postal stationery under the name of Sharjah & Dependencies which included Kalba, Khor Fakkan, and Dibba. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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Malaysia Sc/SG #1 issued 16th September 1963. Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories separated by the South China Sea. FIRST ISSUES COLLECTORS CLUB

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Abu Dhabi Sc/SG #1 issued 30th March 1964. Abu Dhabi was formerly the largest of the seven sheikdoms which made up the Trucial States on the Pirate Coast of eastern Arabia between Oman and Qatar. First Issues Collectors Club

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Ajman Sc/SG #1 issued 20th June 1964. The smallest of the former Trucial States … consists of the town of Ajman on the Persian Gulf and three separated areas in the interior. On 2 December 1971, Ajman joined the United Arab Emirates.

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Umm al Qiwain #1 issued 29th June 1964. The emirate consists of the coastal city of Umm al-Quwain and the inland oasis town of Falaj Al Mualla.

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Fujeira Sc/SG #1 issued 22nd September 1964. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. The only of the seven with a coastline solely on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf. First Issues Collectors Club

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Ras al Khaima Sc/SG #1 issued 21st December 1964. The last of the Trucial States to join the newly independent United Arab Emirates. On 10 February 1972, Ras Al Khaimah, under the leadership of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, joined the UAE. First Issues Collectors Club

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Bechuanaland, self-government Sc 198-201/SG 186-189 issued Monday, March 1, 1965. Change of government/name Bechuanaland (1895) -> Bechuanaland Protectorate (1888) ->self-government Bechuanaland, self-government (1965) -> Botswana (1965). First Issues Collectors Club

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Botswana Sc 1-4/SG 202-205 issued Friday, September 30, 1966. Based on the 1965 constitution, the country held its first general elections under universal suffrage and gained independence on 30 September 1966. Formerly the self-governing Bechuanaland.

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Anguilla Sc/SG #1 issued 4th September 1967. Anguilla withdrew unilaterally from St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla in 1967. In March 1969, 300 British troops were subsequently sent to maintain British rule. The separation was formalized in 1980.

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British Indian Ocean Territory Sc/SG 1-15 issued 17th January 1968. Established as a Crown Colony in 1965 comprising the Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches Islands. In June 1976, all but the Chagos Archipelago were returned to Seychelles

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Bangladesh Sc/SG #1 issued 29th July 1971. Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan, broke away from Pakistan in April 1971. It consists of 14 former eastern districts of Bengal and the former Sylhet district of Assam province of India. First Issues Collectors Club,

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) Scott #1 issued August 1972. The General Maritime Treaty with the British ended December 1971 ending the Trucial States. Six emirates joined the UAE in 1971; the seventh, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation in February 1972. First Issues Collectors Club

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Belize Sc 312/SG 347 issued 1 June 1973. Formerly British Honduras, became a Crown Colony in 1862, was granted self-government in 1964 & changed its name to Belize on 1st June 1973. Belize became independent within the Commonwealth on 21st September 1981.

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Cayes of Belize Sc 1 issued 1984. The Cayes of Belize is a chain of islands, coral reefs and sandbanks off the eastern coast of Belize. Gibbons does not list: "fall outside the criteria for full listing" & "greatly in excess of true postal needs".

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Tuvalu Sc #1-15 issued 1st January 1976. Formerly the Ellice part of the British colony, Gilbert & Ellice Islands. It separated into the Gilbert Islands and Tuvalu in 1976.

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Tuvalu SG #1 issued 1st January 1976. Gibbons lists a dedicated set of 3 as the first issue. Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony legally ceased to exist on 1 October 1975, and on 1 January 1976, the old administration was officially separated.

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