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1996 - Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps PreviousNext
Sets: | Separation | Year of the Rat | Indonesia '95 | Olympics | UNICEF | Christmas |
See 1992 Fish Definitives for the Taipei 1996 overprint.

1) 20th Anniversary of Separation: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1996-01-01  
  Designer: Derek Miller  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Souvenir sheet 3  
  Size: 28.5mm x 42.5mm (stamps)  
  110mm x 81mm (sheet)  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1996.C01.1 40c 1976 Separation stamp 713a N/L
1996.C01.2 60c 1976 Separation stamp 713b N/L
1996.C01.3 $1 1976 Separation stamp 713c N/L
  a) S/S with above 3 stamps 713 MS751
  • Stamps produced in souvenir sheet format only.
  • Specimen stamps produced for set and souvenir sheet.


2) Year of the Rat:   SS1 View stamp image SS2 View stamp image SS2 View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1996-02-23 (original sheet)  
  Designer: Sophie Zhang  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Souvenir Sheet of 1  
  Size: 30mm x 41mm (stamp)  
  85mm x 128mm (sheet)  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1996.C02.1 50c Cartoon rat 714a N/L
1996.C02.2 50c Cartoon rat 714b N/L
  a) S/S 2 x 50c as above 714 MS752
  b) S/S margin overprinted
Hongpex 96 logo (1996-02-23)
714c MS753
  c) S/S margin overprinted
Beijing 96 logo (1996-04-18)
714d MS755
  • The stamps were on produce in souvenir sheet format only.
  • Specimen stamps produced for all three souvenir sheets.
  • Several other marginal overprints exist, but thes were not authourized by the Tuvalu Post Office


3) Indonesia '96:  View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1996-02-23  
  Designer: Sue Wickison  
  Printer: Southern Colour Print  
  Process: Lithography, gold stampimg  
  Size: 35mm  x 45mm  
  Format: Souvenir sheet of 1  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, greenish gum  
  Perforation: 12 x 12  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1996.C03.1 $1.00 Tuvaluan Dancer 715 MS754
  • This issue consists of the 1995 Jakarta stamp 1995-C05-1 overprinted
    "
    Indonesia '95" with gold stamping.
  • The stamp was on produce in souvenir sheet format only.
  • Specimen stamps produced.


4) Olympic Games: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1996-10-31  
  Designer: Derek Miller  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 x 20)  
  Stamp Size: 42.58mm x 28.45mm  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1996.C04.1 40c Volleyball 717 756
1996.C04.2 50c Swimming 718 757
1996.C04.3 60c Weight lifting 719 758
1996.C04.4 $1.50 Boxing 720 759
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.


5) 50th Anniversary of UNICEF: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1996-10-31  
  Designer: Derek Miller  
  Printer: House of Questa  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 x 20)  
  Stamp Size: 42.58mm x 28.45mm  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, Greenish Gum  
  Perforation: 14 x 14  
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1996.C05.1 40c Immunisation 721 761
1996.C05.2 50c Education 722 762
1996.C05.3 60c Water tank project 723 763
1996.C05.4 $1.50 Hydroponic farm 724 764
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.


6) Christmas 1996: View stamp image Top
  Date of Issue: 1996-11-25  
  Designer: Sue Wickison  
  Printer: Walsall Security Printers  
  Process: Lithography  
  Format: Sheets of 40 (2 x 20)  
  Stamp Size: 35mm x 44.4mm  
  Paper: Unwatermarked, White gum  
  Perforation: 14.3 x 14.3  
       
BRC# Value Description Scott S.G.
1996.C06.1 40c Wise men 725 765
1996.C06.2 50c Shepherds 726 766
1996.C06.3 60c Wise men 727 767
1996.C06.4 $1.50 Nativity scene 728 768
  • Specimen stamps produced for all values.



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