Key: 1980  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 16
Issued: 1007 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 29,785 sq.km; Population - 480,000; Capital - Honiara
An Independent State, group of six main islands located in the southwest Pacific
ocean, east of Papua. Copra is the main economical basis.
A former GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.) protectorate, known as British Solomon Islands.
In 1976 gained wide inner autonomy. Became fully independent on July 7th, 1978
within the British Commonwealth.
First stamps issued in 1907. Indirect UPU membership since October 1st, 1911,
direct since May 4th, 1984. Annual output about 25.
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Inscriptions
BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS PROTECTORATE
BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOLOMON ISLANDS
BR.SOLOMON ISLANDS

Index
SOLOMON ISLANDS
      British Protectorate -1961
      Legislative Council 1961-1976
      Self Government 1976-1978
      Independent 1978-
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
100 Cents = 1 Dollar (1966)
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